Causes of Herpes

Herpes has become such a common health malady that a large part of the human population is suffering from it today. Herpes is actually the name given to a set of diseases caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). Herpes is a disease which leads to dangerous skin infections in the form of small blisters in groups over various body parts. Herpes has got so common today that a large part of the human population is suffering from it in today’s scenario. Especially in the United States of America, more than half a billion people have been found infected with the HSV, according to a recent health study. This number constitutes of over one fifth of the total males and more than one fourth of the females in the USA have already got infected with the HSV and are very prone to spread Herpes to many other people. Herpes is a very dangerous as well as a highly contagious health complexion. Herpes can be easily spread by the means of direct contacts with any infected person. Herpes can be easily spread through kisses, directly touching the sores (in active state), by the means of sex or by some other ways of spread of the HSV. HSV can also be spread by the many other means, but let us talk about the types and causes of Herpes at first. Herpes is of two types, namely Oral Herpes and Genital Herpes. Oral Herpes is the type of Herpes which affects the mouth, face, tongue, lips, eyes, chin, cheeks, neck, shoulders, and sometimes even the elbows of the individual. To the contrary, Genital Herpes directly leads to infections in the genitals of the infected person, including the private body parts, or the sex organs, the groin, buttocks or the opening of the anus. Causes of Herpes by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), which is of two categories, namely HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 is mainly responsible for Oral Herpes, and for Genital Herpes, HSV-2 is responsible. But many of the common people and the health specialists claim that both HSV-1 and HSV-2 are responsible for causing both the types of Herpes infections. Herpes is a highly contagious disease and can be spread with the help of direct contacts, as discussed earlier. But there are some other means too, by which Herpes can easily spread from an infected person to a healthy one. These means include the use of the infected utensils, such as glasses, spoons, etc. and the infected towels, razors and toothbrushes. So, one must not share all such stuff with other people as they may be infected with Herpes and may lead to Herpes infections to you too.

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