What Is Herpes Simplex?

The herpes simplex virus, more commonly known as HSV, is an infection that causes herpes to appear on various parts of the body, including the genitals and mouth.

HSV is further divided into two main types:

  1. HSV-1: It causes oral herpes, cold sores, and fever blisters on the face and around the mouth.
  2. HSV-2: It causes genital herpes and is responsible for genital herpes outbreaks.

Although most oral and genital herpes infections are asymptomatic, in some cases they can cause painful blisters or ulcers that last for a long time.

Furthermore, both HSV-1 and HSV-2 infections are lifelong. Plus, most people catch the infection in their childhood, so their chances of suffering from blisters or ulcers in their life are quite high.

Sounds bad, right? It is, and your chances of catching it are higher than you think.

Let us explain why.

According to recent reports, nearly 3.7 billion (67%) people under age 50 suffer from HSV-1 and 491 million (13%) people aged 15 to 49 worldwide suffer from HSV-2 globally.

So it’s one of the most common infections in the world.

Experts say that by taking the right precautions, we can reduce the spread of this infection significantly.

Protect Yourself and Others

Although the infection is not as deadly as covid-19, it certainly poses a serious threat.

As we explained earlier, herpes simplex affects nearly two-thirds of the entire world’s population and causes painful symptoms for many of them.

So everyone’s at risk.

That’s why you have to take preventative measures to protect yourself and others.

Alliance Enviro-Tech can disinfect both residential and commercial spaces thoroughly.

Our Path-Away solution can kill herpes simplex in under 5 minutes, giving you peace of mind to know your property is safe for everyone living or working there.

For more information, contact us to find out how we can help keep your property safe and clean.