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Chain of Infection: Herpes

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on 16 November 2012

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Chain of Infection Herpes Causative Agent Herpes: Signs & Symptoms Headache
Muscle aches
Swollen lymph nodes on groin
Pain or itching
(After a few weeks) Small red bumps or tiny white blisters appear There is no cure for herpes, but with proper treatment you can control the severity and duration of the outbreak.
How to break the chain Reservoir The herpes viruses are latent, meaning they're dormant. After the initial infection, the virus gets into the nerve roots and spreads to the sensory nerve ganglia. The ganglia are the nerve junctions in which nerves from different parts of the body come together. For the genital area, the ganglia are adjacent to the spinal cord in the lower back. How to break the chain Portal of Exit Mode of Transmission Herpes is spread through direct contact. Most commonly sexual contact, but can also through passed simply by kissing or sharing things. How to break the chain Use protection during sexual contact.
Avoid sexual contact during outbreak
Do not share things with a person who is infected. Portal of Entry Herpes enters the body through the skin after touching the infected area of someone else. How to break the chain Wash your hands after touching an infected person. Susceptible Host It's easier for children to get herpes but any person at any age can get it. You don't have to be sick or deprived of sleep, anyone can get this virus. How to break the chain Wash your hands after touching area & before touching eyes. Even though it doesn't matter what type of host you are you should still try to be healthy. Herpes exits the body through the skin. How to break the chain Don't have any kind of sex when you have herpes sores, itching or scabs. You can spread genital herpes even when you have no sign of a sore.
Always use condoms when you have sex.
Always wash your hands right after touching your genital area, even if you have no sores. These things may cause the outbreak to reappear
Too much sunlight
Infection with a cold or flu,
Stress at home, school, or at work
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