Vail Reese Hot Spots 2018 Controversies Regarding Herpesviridae Taxonomy

Vail Reese, MD
Hot Spots 2018
Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Notes:

– History of the term “Herpes” from ancient times to present.
– Review of the Human Herpesviruses clinical presentations.
– Brief review of Herpesviridae presentations in other species.
– Discussion of stigma associated with Herpes Simplex Virus.
– Justification for changing name of Herpesviridae.
– Examples of names changed for other conditions.
– Proposed name change: Habitaviridae.
– Process for adding/changing viral names. 

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Reese V, Croley JA, Wagner RF. Countering Creeping Confusion: A Proposal to Re-Name Herpes Virus TAXONOMY. Online Journal of Community and Person-Centered Dermatology Posted January 14th, 2018.

http://ojcpcd.com/reese-v/countering-creeping-confusion-a-proposal-to-re-name-herpes-virus-taxonomy/

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