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n. pl. her·pes·vi·rus·es
Any of a family of DNA viruses that form characteristic inclusion bodies within the nuclei of host cells and cause diseases such as chickenpox, infectious mononucleosis, herpes simplex, and shingles.


(Pathology) any one of a family of DNA-containing viruses that includes the agents causing herpes, the Epstein-Barr virus, and the cytomegalovirus


(ˈhɜr pizˌvaɪ rəs)

n., pl. -rus•es.
any DNA-containing virus of the family Herpesviridae, members of which cause several kinds of diseases, as chickenpox and shingles.


n (pl -ruses) herpesvirus m; human — 6 (8, etc.) herpesvirus humano 6 (8, etc.)
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Herpes simplex type 1 (family Herpesviridae, genus simplex virus, species human herpesvirus 1) is the most common, potentially fatal cause of sporadic encephalitis in adults and is the only viral cause that has a specific treatment (2,3,4).
El virus herpes simplex (VSH) pertenece a la familia Herpesviridae, al igual que el virus varicela-Zoster (VVZ), el citomegalovirus (CMV) y el virus de Epstein-Barr (VEB).
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a ubiquitous member of the family Herpesviridae.
Existen mas de 100 agentes infecciosos pertenecientes a la familia Herpesviridae, que se divide en tres subfamilias: Alfa-, Beta- y gamma-herpesviridae, esta ultima incluye el herpesvirus humano tipo 4 o virus de Epstein-Barr (VEB) que tiene un acentuado tropismo por linfocitos B, aunque tambien puede infectar celulas T, NK y epiteliales (1-3).
Herpesviridae is a family of dsDNA viruses that infect humans and animals, with eight in which humans are the primary host: herpes simplex type-1 (HSV-1), herpes simplex type-2 (HSV-2), herpes simplex type-6 (HSV-6), herpes simplex type-8 (HSV-8), varicella-zoster virus (VZV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and CMV (Adams, Holland, & Urban, 2014; Rote & Huether, 2014).
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), a DNA virus, member of herpesviridae family, is one of the major problems associated with organ transplants, directly affecting clinical outcomes and mortality (1-4) In this context, different strategies for monitoring, prevention, and treatment have been applied.
Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) is a latent virus from the family Herpesviridae which is transmitted via the oropharyngeal secretions, blood, and contaminated belongings of infected individuals.
The HSV belongs to the family of Herpesviridae, subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae, and genus Simplex virus [2,3].
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is a DNA virus of the family Herpesviridae.
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), also known as human herpesvirus-5 (HHV-5), belongs to the beta herpesviridae family.
Due to their high prevalence and adaptation to their hosts, I will focus on relevant human pathogens within the Herpesviridae family: herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2, respectively) and varicella zoster virus (VZV).
VZV is double-stranded DNA virus related to the family of Herpesviridae.