Herpesviridae

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  • HSV-1: Herpes Simplex Virus

    HSV-1 goes to the family Herpesviridae and subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae (Salvaggio, 2015). HSV-1 affects 15%–80% of people of various ethnic groups (Corey and Wald, 1999). HSV-2 is known as genital herpes, though anyone can get HSV-2 through intercouse and it is a STD it 's not as terrible as many of the other STD 's that are out there. Now HSV-1 is not an STD but it is from the herpes virus. The size and structure is 15 nm in thickness,125 nm in diameter, and it has four different layer first we start with the double-stranded DNA in the center core, then the genome is wrapped in a layer called the icosahedral capsid having 162 capsomers with six viral proteins which is made by the virus that has taken over the host cell in order to stay alive the third layer is made of 22…

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  • Herpes Simplex Virus Case Study

    Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) was first reported over 2,000 years ago by the Greeks who used the term herpes, meaning creepy or crawling (Drugge & Jackson Allen, 2008, p. 455). It is known today as an infectious organism that affects populations equally worldwide (Drugge & Jackson Allen, 2008). In 2004, reports showed that 60% to 95% of the older adult population suffered from HSV-1 and at least 40% of them had been infected since age fifteen (Drugge & Jackson Allen, 2008). ). It is one of the most…

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  • Essay On Herpes

    Home Treatment tips for Herpes What causes Herpes? Herpes disease is caused by the herpes virus. The two most common types of the herpes virus are herpes simplex virus 1 and herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV1 and HSV-2 respectively). HSV-1 is usually leads to oral herpes or cold sores. Data indicates that 90 % of adults have Herpes virus 1. HSV-2 causes Genital Herpes, which is the most common sexually transmitted disease among adults in the world. You should be aware that the disease is incurable,…

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  • Herpes Case Study

    Genital Herpes is a recurrent, lifelong sexually transmitted infection (STI) with no cure. It is caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). There are two forms of the Herpes simplex virus. Herpes Simplex 1 and Herpes Simplex 2. Genital Herpes is caused by HSV 2. The difference between these two viral strains are HSV 1 typically causes cold sores or fever blisters around the mouth. Although, this strain can be spread to the genital area during oral sex, even when physical signs of an outbreak…

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  • Herpes Research Paper

    “Herpes simplex viruses types 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2) are human neurotropic viruses that establish latent infection in dorsal root ganglia (DRG) for the entire life of the host (Steiner, I., & Benninger, F., 2013, p. 1).” Herpes is known as a sexually transmitted infection that has no known cure. This type of STI is transmitted through sexual contact and bodily fluids. People need to be aware of the types of transmission, clinical manifestations and diagnostic studies that confirm herpes is…

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  • Ethical Effects Of Genetic Technology On Mankind

    The biological foundation of living organisms, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), carries the genetic information for the structure, growth, and reproduction of all known life. Even before the discovery of DNA, or its purpose for that matter, humankind has had influence over the genomes of other forms of life through selective reproduction. Without the knowledge of genetics it was discovered that by breeding the two fluffiest sheep of a flock, fluffier sheep would be produced. As with plants, by…

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  • Herpes Simplex Case Study

    Individual Report of Herpes Simplex Virus Case background A 26-year old white lady who has the symptoms includes genital itchy and sharp and severe pain on labia. She also has three previous episodes of pain over 6 months. It appearance of red sores, crusted and healed without scar and small red blisters. Beside, she has 5 sexual partners since last year. The doctor makes diagnosis of Genital herpes simplex. Etiology of herpes simplex virus type 2(HSV-2) The disease causes by herpes simplex…

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  • Epidemiology Case Study: Mononucleosis

    The causing agent of infectious mononucleosis is by Epstein- Barr Virus (EBV); this is also known as human herpesvirus 4. It is a double stranded DNA genome of about 172 kb. It is in the Herpesviridae family. This virus also causes other diseases like lymphoproliferate and Africican Burkitt’a lymphoma. Its most commonly way of transmission is through bodily fluids like salvia, blood, and semen when in sexual encounter. It may be also spread by sharing objects that are infected with the…

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  • Herpes Zoster Research Paper

    Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) is a member of the Herpesviridae family, that causes two different infections: varicella and herpes zoster. This paper will include information on the history of Varicella Zoster Virus and how to treat it. Most people know varicella as chickenpox, which is a modified version of the previous term: chicken peas. It was previously called chicken peas because the red rash that appear resembles the vesicles of chickpeas (garbanzo beans) or chicken pecks. Red, itchy spots…

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