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What bacteria/viruses cause herpes simplex?

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Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience in Dermatology
Virus: There are two types of herpes viruses that are most common.Type one causes cold sores and the 2nd types causes genital herpes, although in this day pf different sexual mores the. Two can be interchangeable.
Answered on Dec 21, 2013

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