Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers get to grips with a herpesvirus

Human herpesvirus 6 infects most people all over the world. It is usually well controlled by the body, but it can cause diseases in immunocompromised individuals. As reported in PLOS Pathogens, scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

HSV-1 prevalence 47.8 percent in 14- to 49-year-olds

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and HSV-2 is 47.8 and 11.9 percent, respectively, for individuals aged 14 to 49 years, according to a February data brief published by the U.S. Centers for ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Untangling how Epstein-Barr virus infects cells

A team led by scientists at Northwestern Medicine has discovered a new epithelial receptor for Epstein-Barr virus, according to a study published recently in Nature Microbiology.

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Is it safe to use makeup testers in cosmetics stores?

A woman in the US is suing a cosmetics store because she claims that she caught herpes from their lipstick tester. In case you're wondering if this is even possible, as a microbiologist, I can tell you that it most certainly ...

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