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What type of cell does herpesviridae (herpesvirus) infect in humans?
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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: Skin cells
The herpes virus comes in 2 types: herpes simplex (hsv) 1&2.
Antibodies (igg) to both viruses can be tested to see if you have lasting immunity and (igm) short-term antibodies check to see if you have had a recent infection. Unfortunately the igg levels can not tell how long ago you were exposed. Also herpes 1 & 2 viruses can cause either oral or genital herpes. Hope that helps.

In brief: Skin cells
The herpes virus comes in 2 types: herpes simplex (hsv) 1&2.
Antibodies (igg) to both viruses can be tested to see if you have lasting immunity and (igm) short-term antibodies check to see if you have had a recent infection. Unfortunately the igg levels can not tell how long ago you were exposed. Also herpes 1 & 2 viruses can cause either oral or genital herpes. Hope that helps.
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