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herpesvirus,

any of the family (Herpesviridae) of common DNA-containing viruses, many of which are associated with human disease. See cytomegaloviruscytomegalovirus
, member of the herpesvirus family that can cause serious complications in persons with weakened immune systems and infants. A common virus, it is estimated that up to 80% of Americans carry cytomegalovirus by the time they reach adulthood.
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; Epstein-Barr virusEpstein-Barr virus
(EBV), herpesvirus that is the major cause of infectious mononucleosis and is associated with a number of cancers, particularly lymphomas in immunosuppressed persons, including persons with AIDS.
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; herpes simplexherpes simplex
, an acute viral infection of the skin characterized by one or more painful, itching blisters filled with clear fluid. It is caused by either of two herpes simplex viruses: Type 1, herpes labialis,
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; herpes zosterherpes zoster,
infection of a ganglion (nerve center) with severe pain and a blisterlike eruption in the area of the nerve distribution, a condition called shingles. The causative organism is varicella zoster, a common, filtrable virus that is also known to cause chicken pox.
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herpesvirus

[′hər‚pēz‚vī·rəs]
(virology)
A major group of deoxyribonucleic acid-containing animal viruses, distinguished by a cubic capsid, enveloped virion, and affinity for the host nucleus as a site of maturation.
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HHV-6 is known to reactivate frequently during acute infections with other viruses especially with other herpesviruses (9).
Two distinct gamma-2 herpesviruses in African green monkeys: a second gamma-2 herpesvirus lineage among old world primates?
Prevalence of antibodies to human herpesviruses 6 and 7 in early infancy and age at primary infection.
In the case of vaccines manufactured in calves, the agents of concern include several bovine viruses (bovine viral diarrhea virus, bovine parainfluenza virus type 3, bovine respiratory syncytial virus, bovine adenoviruses, bovine parvovirus[es], bovine herpesvirus 1 [infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus], other bovine herpesviruses, bovine reovirus[es], rabies virus, bluetongue viruses, bovine polyoma virus, bovine circovirus, Cache Valley virus, and orthopoxviruses other than vaccinia [such as cowpox]).
Subsequent polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing of serum and CSF on day 10 of illness yielded negative results for Nipah/Hendra virus, West Nile virus, enterovirus, herpesviruses, measles virus, and alphaviruses.
Antibodies from humans infected with the virus unexpectedly cross-react with the chicken herpesvirus, but not with herpesviruses from other animal sources.
In the last six years, they have reported increased production of antibodies against several herpesviruses not only among medical students about to take exams, but also among women recenty separated from their husbands, men who are separated or divorced, and caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease.
He leads studies in Africa and elsewhere on the epidemiology and molecular aspects of viral infections, especially those caused by retroviruses and herpesviruses.
Spurred by evidence that herpesviruses could cause atherosclerosis in birds, Joseph L.
The viral inhibitory chemical, which is a long-chain saturated alcohol known as 1-docosanol, has been shown by LIDAK scientists to inhibit multiplication of both types 1 and 2 herpesviruses, which are responsible for causing oral and genital herpes infections.
Differentiation and quantitation of human herpesviruses 6A, 6B and 7 by real-time PCR.
To analyze the possible presence of other porcine lymphotropic herpesviruses in samples that reacted positively for OvHV-2, a nested PCR with degenerate primers (6,7) was applied.