: a herpesvirus of the genus Simplexvirus (species Human herpesvirus 1) that causes the type of herpes simplex typically involving the lips, mouth, and face

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“HSV-1.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/HSV-1. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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