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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Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1), which causes cold sores, uses a short, double-stranded RNA to outwit a cell's defensive measures.
provide an overview of the potential role of the immune system in the latency of the alphaherpesvirus, herpes simplex virus 1. This book is suitable for the serious student and professional and is well referenced for further reading.
Cold sores are generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1, or HSV-1.
Launched in the US, the company's new Simplexa HSV 1 & 2 Direct molecular test on the 3M Integrated Cycler is intended for the qualitative detection and differentiation of herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from patients suspected of HSV central nervous system (CNS) infection, including encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain often caused by the herpes simplex or other viruses.

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