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Herpesvirus infections

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Last reviewed: April 2022


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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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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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Cold sores | SA Health

Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) causes cold sores on the face or lips - it is spread by skin or mucous membrane contact with infected saliva

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Genital Herpes and Pregnancy

If you are pregnant and you get genital herpes, it is important to tell your midwife or obstetrician.

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Glandular fever | SA Health

Glandular fever - caused by the Epstein Barr virus (EBV) - spread from person-to-person by saliva and stays for life usually with no further illness

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Cold sores - Better Health Channel

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Glandular fever - Better Health Channel

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