The probability of in vivo reactivation of herpes simplex virus type 1 increases with the number of latently infected neurons in the ganglia.

The purpose of this study was to define the relationship between herpes simplex virus (HSV) latency and in vivo ganglionic reactivation. Groups of mice with numbers of latently infected neurons ranging from 1.9 to 24% were generated by varying the input titer of wild-type HSV type 1 strain 17syn+. Reactivation of the virus in mice from each group was… CONTINUE READING