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This negative-stained transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image revealed the presence of numerous herpes simplex virus (HSV) virions, located both inside the nucleus, and extracellularly in this tissue sample. As members of the Herpesviridae virus family, there are two strains of the herpes simplex virus, HSV-1, which is responsible for cold sores, and HSV-2, which is responsible for genital herpes. At the core of its icosahedral proteinaceous capsid, the HSV contains a double-stranded DNA linear genome.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Fred Murphy; Sylvia Whitfield
Creation Date: 1975
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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