Cold Sores Have Been Blistering Humans For Thousands of Years, Finds New Study

Cold Sores Have Been Blistering Humans For Thousands of Years, Finds New Study

The preservation of DNA in human teeth dating back 1,500 years has revealed the ancient origins of the widespread strain of herpes virus that causes cold sores. Genomic data suggest that herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), which today infects around 3.7 billion people worldwide, emerged and proliferated around 5,000 years ago. And it may …

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