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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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Complete sequence and comparative analysis of the genome of herpes B virus (Cercopithecine Herpesvirus 1) from a rhesus monkey.
The infectivity of both types of herpesvirus was significantly reduced in vitro, the mode of antiviral action is analysed at different steps in the viral infection cycle.
An increased risk of bacterial infections during treatment with the TNF-blocking drugs is well documented, but less attention has been paid to viral infection and reactivation in this regard, so we analyzed data from the German biologics register to ascertain the incidence and risk factors for reactivation of herpesvirus infection," said Dr.
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The virus in the new study is Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), which causes skin and lymph cancers.
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