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Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2) are two species of the herpes virus family, Herpesviridae, which cause infections in humans. Eight members of herpes virus family infect humans and cause a variety of illnesses including cold sores, chickenpox or varicella, shingles or herpes zoster (VZV), cytomegalovirus (CMV). Some herpes viruses have been implicated in certain cancers and in the inflammation of the brain (encephalitis). All viruses in the herpes family produce life-long infections.
They are also called Human Herpes Virus 1 and 2 (HHV-1 and HHV-2) and are neurotropic and neuroinvasive viruses; they enter and hide in the human nervous system, accounting for their durability in the human body. HSV-1 is commonly associated with herpes outbreaks of the face known as cold sores or fever blisters, whereas HSV-2 is more often associated with genital herpes. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Herpes simplex virus 1

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Herpes simplex virus 2
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zh-CN Chinese (China) 单纯疱疹病毒 2 型
Synonyms: HSV2;单纯疱疹病毒 II 型
fr-CA French (Canada) Virus de l'herpès simplex 2
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Lihtherpesviiruse 2. tüüp
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Virus Herpes simplex 2
it-IT Italian (Italy) Herpes simplex virus 2
Synonyms: HSV-2
el-GR Greek (Greece) Ιός απλού έρπητα τύπου 2
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Herpes simplex virüsü 2
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Herpes simplex вирус 2
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) herpes-simplexvirus 2
fr-BE French (Belgium) Virus de l'herpès simplex 2
Synonyms: HSV 2
pl-PL Polish (Poland) Wirus opryszczki pospolitej 2
Synonyms: Wirus opryszczki pospolitej typu 2