14.0 Infect Disease

     A: HSV is an enveloped, linear, double standed DNA virus whose only known hosts are humans. The two types HSV-1 and HSV-2 are distinguished by antigenic differences in their envelope proteins. But both can infect a person anywhere on the skin.

Beauman J. Genital Herpes: A Review. Am Fam Physician. Oct 15, 2005;72(8):1527.

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