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Herpes is an infection caused by two different but closely related viruses — herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) or cold sores and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) or genital herpes. Both are easy to catch. They have similar symptoms (blisters or sores) and both can occur on different parts of the body. When the infection is on the mouth, it is called oral herpes. When it is on or near the sex organs, it is called genital herpes. There is no cure for herpes. Treatments are available to speed up the healing of the genital sores.
Scientists unravel the structure of octopus-like Lassa viral polymerase

Scientists unravel the structure of octopus-like Lassa viral polymerase

Cytomegalovirus accelerates the decline of the immune system regardless of age

Cytomegalovirus accelerates the decline of the immune system regardless of age

Study identifies protein complex that confers neuroprotection against HSV-1 infection

Study identifies protein complex that confers neuroprotection against HSV-1 infection

Study reveals strong link between infection rates and authoritarian attitudes, governance

Study reveals strong link between infection rates and authoritarian attitudes, governance

Study details the role of PANoptosome in activating innate immune response

Study details the role of PANoptosome in activating innate immune response

Small synthetic molecules could one day cure or prevent COVID-19, herpes

Small synthetic molecules could one day cure or prevent COVID-19, herpes

Combating drug-resistant pathogens using genetically modified immune cells

Combating drug-resistant pathogens using genetically modified immune cells

Fluorescence microscopy and deep learning predict viral infections

Fluorescence microscopy and deep learning predict viral infections

Key protein regulates cells’ innate defense mechanisms

Key protein regulates cells’ innate defense mechanisms

Researchers use new decoding method to identify novel proteins encoded by HSV-1

Researchers use new decoding method to identify novel proteins encoded by HSV-1

Genetically edited form of herpes simplex virus outperforms key vaccine candidate

Genetically edited form of herpes simplex virus outperforms key vaccine candidate

Study shows immune cells contribute to brain infection

Study shows immune cells contribute to brain infection

STING protein activates a pathway that kills tumor-fighting immune cells

STING protein activates a pathway that kills tumor-fighting immune cells

Novel gene editing approach removes latent herpes simplex virus 1

Novel gene editing approach removes latent herpes simplex virus 1

Researchers comprehensively describe the 'human tissue virome atlas'

Researchers comprehensively describe the 'human tissue virome atlas'

Glycomimetics can prevent viruses from infecting cells

Glycomimetics can prevent viruses from infecting cells

Role of VRAC ion channel in fight against virus infections

Role of VRAC ion channel in fight against virus infections