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Viral FitnessThe Next SARS and West Nile in the Making$
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Jaap Goudsmit

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195130348

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130348.001.0001

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TAKING CHANCES WITH SEX

TAKING CHANCES WITH SEX

The Herpes and Papova Viruses

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(p.93) 7 TAKING CHANCES WITH SEX
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Viral Fitness
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Jaap Goudsmit

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130348.003.0008

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

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