Medicine: Capsules, Jul. 9, 1979


Of all the forms of venereal disease in the U.S., one of the most troublesome is that caused by the common herpes simplex virus. Comprising about 13% of VD cases, the contagious infection produces painful sores in the genital area and discomfort while urinating. It is particularly dangerous in women: during delivery it can be transmitted to the infant; it is also linked to cervical cancer. For years, doctors have searched for a cure. Now researchers at the University of Pennsylvania may have achieved that goal. In the Journal of the...

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