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Herpes simplex virus (HSV)

Herpes simplex virus (HSV)
The large majority of infections triggered by herpes simplex virus occur in the face and genital area.

Virus that belongs to the group of herpes and is mainly transmitted via Smear infection. The lipophilic herpes simplex virus has an envelope and therefore is classified as virus that is less resistant to environmental influences. There are two types: Type 1 (oral infection) and type 2 (genital infection). Primary type 2 infections in pregnant women may pose a risk to the unborn child. In addition, several symptoms caused by HSV may have serious consequences for newborns.

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