Want to learn more about herpesviruses?
Herpesviruses are major pathogenic viruses that can give rise to severe diseases especially in children, immunocompromised individuals, and elderly, that have the ability to establish latent-recurrent infections, and that therefore remain a life-long threat”.
Want to learn more about the immune system?
The immune system is responsible for defense against infections. Insufficient ability to mount immune responses confers susceptibility to herpesvirus infections.
Challenges and opportunities
Despite available drugs against some herpesviruses there are still insufficient options for treatment and prevention of infections with these viruses. With the recent advance in the understanding of immune response to infections, there are new opportunities to use this knowledge.