The Herpes virus family ‘Herpesviridae’ is a common family of DNA viruses that infect humans as well as animals. There are 9 herpes viruses mainly affecting humans, each with different modes of transmission. They more common ones include:
- Herpes simplex virus 1 (typically the cause of cold sores usually around the mouth area). Sometimes this virus affects the anal region, eyes, and fingers.
- Herpes simplex virus 2 (It typically causes genital herpes – a sexually transmitted infection).
- Human herpes virus 3 varicella-zoster virus (the cause of chickenpox and shingles)
- Epstein-Barr virus (implicated in several diseases, including mononucleosis (Glandular fever) and some cancers)
- Cytomegalovirus (also known as CMV)
More than 90% of us have been infected with at least one of these viruses, and a latent form of the virus remains in most people. This is because after the initial infection, the herpes virus travels along the nerves and becomes dormant within nerve cells. Many factors can reactivate the virus including stress, surgery, illness, eating an unhealthy diet, and a compromised immune system. This is why strengthening immune system with bioresonance and naturopathic medicine can help prevent future herpes outbreaks.
Treatment for Herpes viruses
Because herpes viruses are able to remain latent (lie dormant), they can cause recurring infections and cannot be completely eliminated with pharmaceutical anti-viral medication. Surgery or local irradiation may be used to treat cancers associated with herpes viral infection.