Eradication of herpes virus

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Eradication of herpes virus

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Re: Eradication of herpes virus

Postby SusanJ » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:58 am

One to watch for sure. Hope they have continued success as they move from mice to humans. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Eradication of herpes virus

Postby rws » Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:04 am

I misread the subject as "global eradication of Herpes virus"... but ... why not?

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Re: Eradication of herpes virus

Postby NF52 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:05 am

rws wrote:I misread the subject as "global eradication of Herpes virus"... but ... why not?

Maybe the answer to "why not" is "Why not, indeed--eventually" per the quote below from the article. And of course, delivering gene therapy to potentially billions is a whole different question.

It will still take a long time before these experiments lead to the first human trials of gene therapy to cure herpes. Jerome estimates that will be at least three years away.

Herpes simplex viruses afflict billions of human beings around the globe. According to the World Health Organization, two-thirds of the world population under the age of 50 carry herpes simplex virus type 1, or HSV-1, which primarily causes cold sores, while 491 million people aged 15-49 are infected with closely related HSV-2, which is the cause of sexually transmitted genital herpes.
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