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What bacteria/virus is the cause of herpes simplex?

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In brief: Herpes virus

Herpes simplex is caused by one of the 2 types of herpes virus.
To give you more information have a look at this web site: http://www.Aad.Org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/e---h/herpes-simplex since herpes is a viral condition it cannot be treated with antibiotics. Antiviral medicines like Acyclovir are often used depending on each patient's circumstances.

In brief: Herpes virus

Herpes simplex is caused by one of the 2 types of herpes virus.
To give you more information have a look at this web site: http://www.Aad.Org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/e---h/herpes-simplex since herpes is a viral condition it cannot be treated with antibiotics. Antiviral medicines like Acyclovir are often used depending on each patient's circumstances.
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