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Introduction to cold sores

Video   •   Jun 03, 2010 09:07 CEST

 
Recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores) is a common infection that affects one-third of the population in the Western world resulting in around 600 million episodes per year with 57 million people having 3 or more episodes per year. The great majority of cases are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). The virus is reactivated by factors like sunlight and stress.
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