Thursday February 20, 2020

Medical matters

A sore for all seasons

2nd July, 2011
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For many people, the word herpes conjures up images of sexually transmitted infections.

However, you may be surprised to hear that most of us have been exposed to this virus at some point in our lives - chicken pox and shingles are caused by the herpes zoster virus, while cold sores and genital herpes are caused by the herpes simplex virus.

There are two main types of herpes simplex, known as Type 1 and Type...

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