Herpes affects about 95 percent of people in developed countries. People contract one of several different forms of the herpes virus every day, but in most cases, it never bothers them. They may not even know they are infected.
The virus can show itself as a cold sore, chicken pox or even genital warts. Some iterations of the herpes virus are far more dangerous than others, and they can affect differ types of people in different kinds of ways. Those most affected by the virus will be people with weak immune systems.It is possible for herpes to flare up, then disappear for a while on its own. There is no definitive cure for the infection, so it typically has to go away by itself. But it will sometimes come back after lying dormant in the body. Just because the symptoms of herpes disappear, that does not mean the virus has left the body completely. It could still be lying dormant.
And what causes it to reactivate is a new strain of herpes infecting the body. As mentioned earlier, many people are exposed to some form of herpes each day. When a new strain comes in contact with a dormant strain, the dormant one can reactivate. All the old symptoms can start to come back.
The dormant virus doesn’t even have to come in contact with the same kind of herpes virus. All strains of herpes share similar characteristics, and the dormant one is able to be activated by any form of herpes. It is possible to contract herpes from a touching an item that has the virus sitting on it. A herpes strain could be sitting dormant for years, then touching a part of the bathroom that has been touched by another person while performing bathroom renovations causes the person to come in contact with another herpes strain. The virus can rest in an activated form on an object for hours. The bathroom renovations may cause a person come in contact with something that someone else touched hours earlier. The virus can still be there and can still pass from one person to the next
To avoid contracting a virus such as herpes, people should take care when touching other objects that people have come in contact with. They should wash their hands often and thoroughly and keep good hygienic practices. Abstaining from touching your fingers to your mouth, nose or eyes can help keep many viruses from ever entering the body.
The herpes virus can only survive on the skin for about two hours.…