Ascending Infection Following Cervicovaginal Exposure to Herpesvirus Hominis Type II

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An animal model is presented that demonstrates that following cervicovaginal inoculation, infective doses of herpesvirus hominis type II induce a form of herpetic encephalitis. Immunofluorescent results indicate that there is both neural and hematogenous spread of the herpes infection. The possible role of a latent viral infection in the genesis of an acute disease of the central nervous system is investigated in this experimental system.

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