Dec 18, · A form of the disease, varicella, causes chickenpox and shingles. Another form, herpes simplex virus type 1, or HSV-1, is the usual cause of herpes infections above the waist, including oral herpes. Herpes simplex virus type 2, or HSV-2, is usually the cause of genital herpes. All three herpes types can cause facial symptoms. Dec 10, · Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is the most common form of HSV. Due to its constant presence worldwide, the medical community considers HSV-1 to be an endemic disease. HSV-1 typically leads to.
HSV-1, the most common type, which causes facial and genital herpes. HSV-2, which usually causes genital herpes. Although cross-infection can occur it is more common from the face-to-genitals route (causing genital HSV-1) than from the genitals to the facial area. How do you catch facial herpes? Infection with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is common throughout the world, with many cases leading to symptomatic facial herpes. Following primary infection, HSV-1 establishes chronic latency, usually in the trigeminal ganglia, from where it reactivates periodically to cause Cited by: