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Herpesvirus infections

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Last reviewed: April 2020


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Roseola | SA Health

Roseola is caused by human herpes virus-6 (HHV-6) - almost all children have been infected by the age of two

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Genital Herpes | Family Planning NSW

Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of herpes simplex virus.

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Genital herpes transmission - MyDr.com.au

Genital herpes is transmitted (spread) by direct skin-to-skin contact, especially during intimate sexual contact, with a person who is infected with the herpes simplex virus.

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Glandular fever - MyDr.com.au

Find out about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis) - sometimes called the kissing disease.

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Cold sore infections - MyDr.com.au

Find the answers to common questions about cold sores, irritating blisters which are caused by the herpes simplex type 1 virus and can be triggered by stress, fatigue or exposure to sunlight.

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Cold sores: self-care - MyDr.com.au

Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex type 1 virus. Most people carry this virus in their bodies. Find out what products are available for cold sores.

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Infectious mononucleosis fact sheet - Fact sheets

Infectious Mononucleosis fact sheetInfectious mononucleosis mostly affects teenagers and young adults. The disease is spread through saliva and can cause fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph nodes.

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Herpes simplex mouth infection in children | Raising Children Network

A child with a herpes simplex mouth infection might have a sore mouth, mouth ulcers and trouble eating and drinking. It’s a good idea to see a GP.

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Glandular fever: children & teenagers | Raising Children Network

Glandular fever is a viral illness mostly affecting older children and teenagers. Symptoms include sore throat, fatigue and swollen neck glands. See a GP.

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection | SA Health

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in children and adults is usually without symptoms but the infection is thought to remain for life

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