Herpetic infection is a chronic recurrent infection
caused by a herpes simplex virus (HSV) and is characterized by damage to covering tissues and nerve cells. The main route of herpes infection transmission is through 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.
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