herpes virus

Definitions of herpes virus
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n any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin

Synonyms:
herpes
Types:
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herpes simplex, herpes simplex virus
a herpes virus that affects the skin and nervous system
herpes zoster, herpes zoster virus
a herpes virus that causes shingles
EBV, Epstein-Barr virus
the herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis; associated with specific cancers in Africa and China
CMV, cytomegalovirus
any of a group of herpes viruses that enlarge epithelial cells and can cause birth defects; can affect humans with impaired immunological systems
varicella zoster virus
the member of the herpes virus family that is responsible for chickenpox
HS1, HSV-1, HSV-I, herpes simplex 1
a herpes virus that causes oral herpes
HS2, HSV-2, HSV-II, herpes simplex 2
a herpes virus that can cause genital herpes
herpes varicella zoster, herpes varicella zoster virus
a herpes virus that causes chickenpox and shingles
Type of:
animal virus
an animal pathogen that is a virus