herpes simplex virus

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herpes simplex virus

[¦hər‚pēz ′sim‚pleks ′vī·rəs]
(virology)
Either of two types of subgroup A herpesviruses that are specific for humans; given the binomial designation Herpesvirus hominis.
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The cobas HSV 1 and 2 Test provides labs with a highly sensitive and specific test for the detection of herpes simplex virus," said Paul Brown, head of Roche Molecular Diagnostics.
Our Simplexa HSV 1 & 2 Direct test's ability to rapidly detect and distinguish HSV 1 & 2 in the spinal fluid of a patient suspected of suffering from encephalitis is critically important to clinical treatment decisions.
Simplexa HSV 1 & 2 Direct results, like those of other Simplexa Direct test products, are available in about an hour from receiving a specimen for testing.
immunization with the DISC HSV 1 virus provided a high degree of protection against the primary symptoms of genital infection resulting from HSV 2, with the mean number of lesions reduced by more than 90 percent following application of the DISC HSV 1 virus directly to the genital mucosal surface.