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TAKING CHANCES WITH SEX

Jaap Goudsmit

in Viral Fitness

Published in print August 2004 | ISBN: 9780195130348
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199790166 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130348.003.0008
 TAKING CHANCES WITH SEX

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This chapter discusses herpes viruses, focusing on the herpes simplex virus (HSV), which causes painful but fleeting sores; the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), the cause of mononucleosis; and the human herpes virus 8 (HHV8), the cause of Kaposi's sarcoma. These three viruses do not have an animal pool and are thus completely dependent on a human host for their survival.

Keywords: herpes viruses; herpes simplex virus; Epstein-Barr virus; human herpes virus 8

Chapter.  6396 words. 

Subjects: Microbiology

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