Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, November 17th, 1997
"...HSV-2 is now detectable in roughly one of five persons 12 years of age or older nationwide," wrote D.T. Fleming and colleagues from the CDC in the October 16, 1997 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine ("Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 in the United States, 1976 to 1994," NEJM, 1997;337:1105-1111).
Not only can the disease be fatal to newborns, but the genital lesions resulting from the viral infection, which usually is transmitted sexually, also may predispose one to...
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