Region Type of virus Transmission Route Incubation Period Source of Infection Sign Symptom Complication Virulence Factor Dif. Diagnosis Epidemiology Prophylaxis
Herpes Simplex Virus Infection Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 & Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 * HSV - 1 by contact with infected saliva * HSV - 2 by sexual contact or by genital tract infection to newborn from an infected mother * HSV 1 - 3 to 6 days * HSV 2 Na *Abstinence from sexual intercourse during prodromal stage * Avoiding vaginal delivery in an infected mother and instead delivering by caesarian section