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Herpesvirus infections

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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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Cold sores in pregnancy

It's important to protect your baby from cold sores (the herpes simplex virus, or 'HSV'). Here's what you need to know about cold sores during pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

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 virus 1 & 2 - Lab Tests Online AU

The herpes simplex virus is transmitted through direct contact, which can include kissing; vaginal, oral, or anal sex; or other skin-to-skin contact

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Epstein-Barr Virus Antibodies - Lab Tests Online AU

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) are a group of tests that are ordered to help diagnose a current, recent, or past EBV infection

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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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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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ACD A-Z of Skin - Erythema multiforme

Erythema multiforme (EM) is an acute skin condition that may be recurrent in some cases. It occurs most commonly in association with the herpes simplex virus as an immune response to the infection. Young males are most commonly affected.

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Cold sores - Better Health Channel

Cold sores are blisters around the mouth and nose, caused by the herpes simplex virus.

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Glandular fever - Better Health Channel

Glandular fever is most common among high school and university students, but young children can also become infected by saliva on toys, shared cups, or the hands of carers.

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