HHV-1
Human herpesvirus 1. A herpes virus that causes cold sores and fever blisters in and around the mouth. Here is a depiction of a typical fever blister caused by HHV-1: {{}}In rare cases, as when the immune system is severely compromised, this virus can cause infection of the brain (encephalitis). HHV-1 is also known as herpes simplex type .

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