Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Is the Prevailing Cause of Genital Herpes in the Tel Aviv Area, Israel

  title={Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Is the Prevailing Cause of Genital Herpes in the Tel Aviv Area, Israel},
  author={Zmira Samra and Edna Scherf and Michael Dan},
  journal={Sexually Transmitted Diseases},
Background and Goal The changing epidemiology of genital herpes with the increasing importance of herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 prompted a study on the relative prevalence of HSV-1 and HSV-2 among cases of genital herpes in the Tel Aviv area, Israel. Study Design A retrospective laboratory-based study of positive genital and nongenital herpes cultures performed at the Beilinson Medical Center between 1993 and 2002. Data regarding the number of isolates of each type and the age and sex of… 
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