Published in Vaccine Weekly, July 20th, 2005
According to a study from England, "Primary human herpesvirus-6 and -7 (HHV-6/-7) infections cause febrile illness sometimes complicated by convulsions and rarely encephalopathy. To explore the extent of such HHV-6 and -7 induced disease in young children.
"In a 3 year prospective study in Britain and Ireland, 205 children (2 to 35 months old) hospitalized with suspected encephalitis and/or severe illness with fever and convulsions were reported via the British Pediatric Surveillance Unit network. Blood samples were tested for primary HHV-6 and -7...
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