Herpes virus

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Herpesvirus is an infectious agent belonging to the virus family Herpesviridae that causes latent and lytic infections in a wide range of animals and humans. There are 8 herpesvirus types currently known to infect humans, including Herpes simplex viruses, varicella-zoster virus, Epstein-Barr virus, Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus and human cytomegalovirus.

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