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Types of herpes?

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine
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In brief: 8 in humans

There are 25 known herpes viruse, 8 of which infect humans.
The types are: 1, cold sores; 2 genital herpes; ebv mononucleosis; CMV causes retinitis in hiv; varicella causes chickenpox and shingles; herpes virus 6 causes roseola; and herpes virus 8 causes kaposi's sarcoma.

In brief: 8 in humans

There are 25 known herpes viruse, 8 of which infect humans.
The types are: 1, cold sores; 2 genital herpes; ebv mononucleosis; CMV causes retinitis in hiv; varicella causes chickenpox and shingles; herpes virus 6 causes roseola; and herpes virus 8 causes kaposi's sarcoma.
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
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