What is the global incidence of herpes simplex virus (HSV)?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Folusakin O Ayoade, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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HSV is well distributed worldwide, with over 23 million new cases per year. An increase in seroprevalence of antibodies to HSV-2 has been documented throughout the world (including the United States) over the last 20 years. [1]

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