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Can you tell me is herpes a virus or bacteria?

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In brief: Virus.

Herpes (hsv) is a virus (herpes simplex virus).
This virus commonly infects epithelial cells (like skin cells and the cells lining mucus membranes).

In brief: Virus.

Herpes (hsv) is a virus (herpes simplex virus).
This virus commonly infects epithelial cells (like skin cells and the cells lining mucus membranes).
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