Communicable Disease Paper
October 13, 2011
Dr. Carla Riemersma
This paper will be on genital herpes throughout the paper we will discuss, what genital herpes is, how to control genital herpes, how this disease can be treated, how it affects the community. Genital Herpes is a disease that is sexually transmitted disease either by mouth from a cold sore or either by the exchange of bodily fluids. Genital herpes is caused by the HSV virus which is Herpes Simplex Virus. The virus attached the female genital and the cervix; it also affects the skin and the other parts of the body. There are two different types of herpes type 1 and type 2. Herpes is considered to be a very chronic and contagious; this means that it is a long term disease. Despite it being those that have herpes may never have or show symptoms, but carry the virus. On the other hand there are those that have several, painful outbreaks, after each outbreak overtime it can go into remission periods. Those periods can get longer and longer after each outbreak and become less and less painful. HSV is very easily transmitted it is passed from one to another by close and direct conduct with the virus. The most common ways are either vaginally, or oral sex. When the body becomes indirect conduct with the HSV virus, it will remain dormant. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) they reported that more than 50 percent of the USA population has herpes and don’t even realize it, because they don’t have or show any symptoms. On the other hand thos that do hve the virus show symptoms of either blisters on the genital and sores around the mouth known as cold sores. In general some do not have symptoms for months and even years but the still carry the virus. Then there are those who that experience outbreak quite frequently, usually symptoms show between the 4th and 7th day of being exposed to the virus. They experience the following symptoms blisters,...
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