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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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Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) disease in the setting of transplantation.
Tumor cells are positive for human herpesvirus 8 by immunohistochemical stain (original magnification X40).
El Herpesvirus Bovino 1 (BoHV-1) es un patogeno del ganado bovino que causa importantes perdidas economicas en todo el mundo (Campos et al.
Linking the Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV-HHV-8) to human malignancies.
The aim of this research was to develop an experimental vaccine against the herpesvirus type 1 (BoHV-1) using the inactivated virus and to evaluate its immunogenicity in bovines by measuring the levels of neutralizing antibodies, as well as quantifying IgG1 and IgG2 antibodies in the serum and in nasal secretions, over time, following vaccination and revaccination.