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Is there a relationship between viral throat infection and herpes viruses?

A viral throat infection may be caused by several types of viruses. The herpes viruses include eight different viruses. Epstein-Barr, which can cause mononucleosis, and cytomegalovirus are both types of herpes viruses that may lead directly to throat infections. Herpes simplex viruses 1, 2, and 3 cause blisters to form on the mucous membranes and skin. Herpes types 6 and 7 cause roseola infantum, which is a childhood illness. Herpes 8 has been connected to a cancer that develops in people who have acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS.

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