The Herpes Simplex Virus

The herpes simplex virus comes in two common forms: HSV 1 and 2. The two are very similar: they share fifty percent of their DNA. Both types lie dormant in the body’s nerve cells, and neither type has a cure. Each virus can cause identical herpes symptoms.

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Protect Your Body Against A Viral Invasion

Unlike antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections, there is no specific class of drugs that treat viral infections such as influenza and the common cold. Both are also the leading cause of patient visits to physicians and account for the most number of absences from school and work compared to any other illness.

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