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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 also causes chickenpox, and can hide
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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(3) These includes psittacid herpesvirus (PsHV)-2, parakeet herpesvirus, Amazon tracheitis herpesvirus, toucan herpesvirus, finch cytomegalovirus, and magnificent frigatebird herpesvirus.
Desde el punto de vista epidemiologico es interesante conocer que los alpha herpesvirus circulan en estos rebanos mixtos, siendo nuestro pais endemico para los tipos BoHV-1, BoHV-5 (9).
Molecular tools for the detection of equine herpesvirus detection has been very used recently (Laabassi et al., 2017; Badenhorst et.
Eberle, "Monkey B virus (Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1)," Comparative Medicine, vol.
It has been suggested that herpesviruses possess factors that can trigger periodontal tissue destruction and that periodontal herpesvirus activation can destabilize local host immune responses.
In Batrachovirus, the ranid herpesvirus 1 (RaHV-1) can be found in different leopard frog (Rana pipiens) (sub) species and has been identified as the causative agent of renal adenocarcinoma [4], and the ranid herpesvirus 2 (RaHV-2), which can cause infections in a lot of species of the family Ranidae (pets and wild) leading to skin lesions and sometimes inducing tumors [5].
Distribution of antibodies to bovine herpesvirus 1 in cattle herds.
Briefly, macacine herpesvirus 1 strain E2490 virion "mini-prep" DNA was generated as previously described (27).