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This transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image revealed the presence of numerous herpes simplex virus (HSV) virions, located inside a cell nucleus 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 Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Fred Murphy; Sylvia Whitfield
Creation Date:1975
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CDC Organization
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