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Latest Epidemiology of herpes simplex Stories

2013-10-17 16:54:06

A new study suggests a growing number of U.S. adolescents lack antibodies that may help protect them later in life against an increasingly important cause of genital herpes.

2011-04-12 14:17:32

Persons who have tested positive for herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) but do not have symptoms or genital lesions still experience virus shedding during subclinical (without clinical manifestations) episodes, suggesting a high risk of transmission from persons with unrecognized HSV-2 infection.

2010-03-09 11:01:00

ATLANTA, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- About 1 in 6 Americans (16.2 percent) between the ages of 14 and 49 is infected with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), according to a national health survey released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

2006-07-31 11:00:00

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Infections with the virus that causes genital herpes are common among teen girls, a new study shows.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.