Fighting Parasitic Worm Allows Dormant Cancer-Causing Herpes To Reemerge

June 27, 2014 7:21 PM

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Fighting Parasitic Worm Allows Dormant Cancer-Causing Herpes To Reemerge

New infections could trigger cancer-causing herpes viruses that have been lying dormant in the body for years to reemerge.

Researchers discovered that interactions with other infections later in life can trigger dormant viruses, resulting in further illness, a University of Florida news release reported. Understanding more about this process could help researchers develop better methods to prevent these diseases.

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