herpes viruses


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herpes viruses

A group of eight different viruses that includes the herpes simplex virus, types I and II, causing, respectively, ‘cold sores’ and venereal herpes, herpes zoster virus, that causes CHICKEN POX and SHINGLES, the Epstein Barr virus, that causes GLANDULAR FEVER (infective mononucleosis), the cytomegalovirus that affects people with immunodeficiency disorders, and human herpes virus 8 that causes KAPOSI'S SARCOMA. From the Greek herpein , to creep.

Herpes viruses

A group of viruses that can cause cold sores, shingles, chicken pox, and congenital abnormalities. The Epstein-Barr virus which causes mononucleosis belongs to this group of viruses.
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When the immune system cannot keep diseases in check, some of these herpes viruses can cause cancers.
Herpes viruses have, a core containing a large double stranded DNA genome encased within, an icasopentahedral nucleocapsid containing 162 capsomeres, an amorphous proteinaceous tegument between envelope and capsid, a lipid bilayer envelop derived from host cell membranes, it contains surface spikes.
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The risk of cerebral palsy was almost doubled with exposure to herpes viruses.
VZV is characteristic of the alpha herpes viruses and establishes latency in the cells of the dorsal root ganglia after primary infection (Arvin 1996).
These results suggest that a drug based on the compound could seek and destroy herpes viruses hiding in people's bodies.
That's according to new research from the Herpes Viruses Association (HVA), which has carried out studies around the country.
It inhibits the growth of herpes viruses (both herpes simplex 1, which results in cold sores, and herpes simplex 2, which causes genital herpes).
The Moseley-based company, which has developed a platform of treatment for herpes viruses from common roadside weeds, has asked Ofex market marker JP Jenkins to suspend its shares until the fundraising completes and it moves to AIM.
Gram stain was negative, as were bacterial culture, cryptococcal antigen, and results of a polymerase chain reaction test for herpes viruses. IgM antibodies against West Nile virus were positive in both serum and CSF.
HHV-6 should not be confused with genital herpes or other herpes viruses.--the Editor
Tests on Zovirax have shown it can reduce the life of a cold sore but the Herpes Viruses Association says ice cubes and cold tea bags also hit the spot.