The Characteristic Features of Herpetic Infection

Herpetic infection is a chronic recurrent infection

caused by a herpes simplex virus (HSV) and is characterized by a damage of covering tissues and nerve cells. The main route of herpes infection transmission is through a direct contact, though airborne and transplacental ways of transmission are also possible. A distinctive feature of the herpes infection is the ability of a virus to persist in a human organism for a long time. It provokes herpes recurrence periods, especially when the immune system is weakened.