Cytomegalovirus / CMV Virus – Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Definition of Cytomegalovirus – CMV Virus and Causes Cytomegalovirus / CMV virus – a member of the herpesvirus family, also called human herpesvirus-5 (HHV-5). Like other herpesviruses, CMV is ubiquitous throughout the world-85 percent of Americans have CMV infection by age 40. However, CMV infection primarily causes illness only in people who are immunocompromised, such as people who […]

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Epstein-Barr Virus (Disease) – Symptoms and Treatment

Epstein-Barr Virus Definition A member of the herpesvirus family best known for causing the illness infectious mononucleosis. Infection with the epstein-barr virus, also called human herpesvirus-4 (HHV-4), causes other disease as well and was the first virus researchers linked with cancer (notably Burkitt’s lymphoma). Epstein-Barr virus is ubiquitous; it infects more than 90 percent of […]

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Genital Herpes – Symptoms, Treatment, Causes and Spreading

Definition of Genital Herpes and Definition Genital herpes – a sexually transmitted disease (STD) resulting from infection with herpesvirus, usually herpes simplex VIRUS 2 (HSV-2). Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1), which causes cold sores, may also cause sores in the genital area. Genital herpes is one of the most prevalent STDs in the United States, infecting about 25 percent […]

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Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2 – Symptoms and Treatment

Herpes Simplex 1 and 2 – Definition Herpes Simplex – infection with the herpes simplex VIRUS 1 (HSV-1) or HSV-2. HSV-1 primarily causes cold sores on the lips and in the MOUTH, transmitted through saliva. HSV-2 primarily causes genital herpes, a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that causes ulcerative sores on the genitals. However, either form of […]

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