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If herpes 1 & 2 are the usual herpes, are there herpes 3, 4, 5, 6, etc…, that also infect people?
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Great question- 8
8 in humans: hhv1-herpes simplex -1(hsv1: cold sore), hhv2-herpes simplex(hsv2:genital), hhv-3:varicella zoster(vzv-chickenpox, shingles), hhv-4:epstein barr virus (ebv-mono, burkitt's, CNS lymphoma.
..), hhv-5:cytomegalovirus(cmv-retinitis), hhv-6: sixth disease(roseola infantum, exanthem subitum), hhv-7: like sixth disease, hhv-8:virus associated with kaposi's sarcoma, castelman's diseass.

In brief: Great question- 8
8 in humans: hhv1-herpes simplex -1(hsv1: cold sore), hhv2-herpes simplex(hsv2:genital), hhv-3:varicella zoster(vzv-chickenpox, shingles), hhv-4:epstein barr virus (ebv-mono, burkitt's, CNS lymphoma.
..), hhv-5:cytomegalovirus(cmv-retinitis), hhv-6: sixth disease(roseola infantum, exanthem subitum), hhv-7: like sixth disease, hhv-8:virus associated with kaposi's sarcoma, castelman's diseass.
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