Herpes viruses are a leading cause of human viral disease, second only to influenza and cold viruses. These viruses are capable of causing overt disease or remaining silent for many years only to be reactivated. Once a patient has become infected with a Herpes Virus, the infection is for life.
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Herpes is caused by a virus: the herpes simplex virus (HSV). HSV is in a family of viruses called “herpesviruses”. This family includes Epstein-Barr virus (the cause of mono) and the varicella zoster virus (the cause of chicken pox and shingles).
Although there are several viruses in the herpesvirus family, each is a separate virus and different. Having one virus does not mean you will have another.
HSV can cause oral herpes (cold sores or fever blisters on the mouth or facial area) as well as genital herpes (similar symptoms in the genital region).
There are two types of herpes simplex: herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).
The majority of oral herpes cases are caused by HSV-1 and the majority of genital herpes cases are caused by HSV-2; however, type-1 or type-2 can occur in either the genital or oral area.
Source Information: The American Social Health Assocation
Herpes (HSV-2: Herpes Simplex Virus 2)
- Every year, 23.6 million people aged 15-49 become infected with the herpes simplex type 2 virus. (Bulletin of World Health Organization)
- Herpes remains one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States. (2010 National STD Prevention Conference)
- About one in five persons in the United States has genital herpes; however, as many as 90 percent are unaware that they have the virus. This is because many people have very mild symptoms that go unrecognized or are mistaken for another condition or no symptoms at all. (American Social Health Association)
- Overall national HSV-2 (Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2) prevalence in the United States remains high (16.2%) and that the disease continues to disproportionately burden African-Americans (39.2% prevalence), particularly black women (48.0% prevalence). (CDC Analysis of National Herpes Prevalence - March 2010)
- More than half a billion people are infected with the herpes simplex virus type 2, the virus that causes most cases of genital herpes, and nearly 24 million new cases happen per year. (WedMD Health News, Reviewed by Louise Chang MD – October 2008)
- Genital HSV-2 infection is more common in women (approximately one out of five women 14 to 49 years of age) than in men (about one out of nine men 14 to 49 years of age). Transmission from an infected male to his female partner is more likely than from an infected female to her male partner. (CDC – STD Facts)
- HSV-2 is transmitted in genital secretions and puts newborns at risk if the mother is infected.. Transmission of HSV-2 to newborns at the time of delivery may lead to devastating systemic infection with encephalitis. (World Health Organization)
Cold Sores (HSV-1: Herpes Simplex Virus 1)
- About 50 percent to 80 percent of the adult population in the United States has oral herpes (commonly called cold sores or fever blisters), with as many as 90% having the virus by age 50. (American Social Health Association)
- Most people contract oral herpes when they are children by receiving a kiss from a friend or relative. (American Social Health Association)
- HSV-1 is usually spread mouth to mouth (kissing or the use of utensils contaminated with saliva) or by transfer of infectious virus to the hands after which the virus may enter the body via any wound or through the eyes. A large proportion of the population has evidence of HSV-1 infection as judged by antibodies. (Univ of South Caroline School of Medicine – Microbiology & Immunology)
- As a result of poor hygiene in underdeveloped countries, HSV-1 antibodies are found in more than 90% of children alone. (Univ of South Caroline School of Medicine – Microbiology & Immunology)
- Because of the association of HSV-2 with sexual transmission, infections in children are usually the result of HSV-1. (Univ of South Caroline School of Medicine – Microbiology & Immunology)
- Herpes keratitis: This is an infection of the eye and is primarily caused by HSV-1. It can be recurrent and may lead to blindness. It is a leading cause of corneal blindness in the United States. (Univ of South Caroline School of Medicine – Microbiology & Immunology)
Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
- On the basis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES 1999-2004), it is estimated that 98% of adults 20–49 years of age in the United States have serologic evidence of VZV infection and are at risk for herpes zoster. The lifetime risk of developing herpes zoster is about 30% and each year there are an estimated one million cases of herpes zoster in the United States.(CDC – Shingles Clinical Overview)
- Almost 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will develop shingles, also known as zoster or herpes zoster. There are an estimated 1 million cases each year in this country. Anyone who has recovered from chickenpox may develop shingles; even children can get shingles. However the risk of disease increases as a person gets older. About half of all cases occur among men and women 60 years old or older. (CDC – About Herpes Zoster)
- Herpes zoster is not caused by the same virus that causes genital herpes, a sexually transmitted disease. (CDC – About Herpes Zoster)
- Persons who have shingles can pass on VZV to others who have not had chickenpox. (JAMA – Shingles)