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Why is CMV in the herpes simplex family?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Herpesviruses

It's a cousin of herpes simplex virus.
Both are members of the herpesvirus (not herpes simplex) family, among the things they have in common is that they both contain double-stranded dna and both cause chronic, latent infection.

In brief: Herpesviruses

It's a cousin of herpes simplex virus.
Both are members of the herpesvirus (not herpes simplex) family, among the things they have in common is that they both contain double-stranded dna and both cause chronic, latent infection.
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