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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.
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The taxonomy of herpesviruses within the family Herpesviridae is very complex and yet to be fully concluded.
A type-specific serological test to distinguish antibodies to equine herpesviruses 4 and 1.
Therefore, the purpose of this case-control study was to compare the levels of cytokines (IL-1[beta], IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, MCP-1, MIP-1[alpha], MIP1[beta], and TNF-[alpha]) and the presence of human herpesviruses (HSV-1, HSV-2, EBV, CMV, VZV, HHV6, HHV7, and HHV8) in saliva samples taken from subjects with and without peri-implantitis.
Characterization of two Herpesviruses from spider monkeys and squirrel monkeys and viral polypeptides synthesized in infected cells," Archives of Virology, vol.
Considering that little is known in Colombia about viruses producing meningitis and/or encephalitis, a surveillance study on herpesviruses causing these diseases in the city of Monteria, Department of Cordoba, Colombia, has been conducted.
The strong host specificity of Herpesviruses may be dependent on the infection and disease that they cause.
An antigenically marked BoHV-1 vaccine to be used in Brazilian cattle would be an important contribution in the control of this infection in a number of ways: 1) control and eradication of BoHV-1 have been achieved in some European countries using a similar strategy; 2) Brazil and other South American countries have long been planning to use DIVA vaccines against bovine herpesviruses; 3) a commercial anti-gE ELISA kit for differentiation of vaccinated from naturally infected animals is already available.
Human Herpesviruses HHV-6A, HHV-6B, and HHV-7: Diagnosis and Clinical Management
Harrach, "Introduction of the family Alloherpesviridae: the first molecular detection of herpesviruses of cyprinid fish in Hungary," Magyar Allatorvosok Lapja, vol.