Definition of "HHV"

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HHV (herpesviridae, herpesviruses, from Greek "herpein" meaning "to creep" is a large family of DNA viruses that cause diseases in animals, including humans. The disease involves latent or lytic, recurring infections, typical of the group fo viruses.

Classification
  • HHV-1 (HSV-1)
  • HHV-2 (HSV-2)
  • HHV-3 (VZV)
  • HHV-4 (EBV, lymphocryptovirus)
  • HHV-5 (CMV)
  • HHV-6A and HHV-6B (roseolovirus, herpes lymphotropic virus)
  • HHV-7
  • HHV-8 (Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus, KSHV, a type of rhadinovirus)
See also
  • HSV

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