Jenkins, Frank J. Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- Characteristics of the virus
- Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2
- Varicella-zoster virus
- Human herpesviruses 6 and 7
- Epstein-Barr virus
- Human herpesvirus 8
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
Any virus that belongs to the herpesviridae family, which contains over 70 different species; also, an infection caused by this type of virus. There are currently eight herpesviruses that are known to infect humans: herpes simplex virus 1 and 2, varicella-zoster virus, cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, and human herpesvirus 6, 7, and 8.
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