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The Herpes Vaccine and Some of the Most Bizarre Human Experiments You Most Likely Never Heard of

Herpes also known as Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) a disease dating back centuries and is one of the oldest diseases known to man. In ancient Greece, the term “herpes” was first categorized for migratory (basically creeping or crawling) skin lesions. Even the ancient Greek historian Herodotus called mouth and lip ulcers “herpes febrilis.” According to historical documents, during the reign of the Roman Empire, Emperor Tiberius banned kissing due to a rise in cold sores which was known as ‘Oral herpes.’ There was also ‘Genital herpes’ that form blisters that eventually became small ulcers. Herpes was not considered a virus until the 1940′s. According to the ‘UC San Diego Health’ the origins of HSV dates back 6 million years ago: Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified the evolutionary origins of human herpes simplex virus (HSV) -1 and -2, reporting that the former infected hominids before their evolutionary split from chimpanzees 6 million years ago while the latter jumped from ancient chimpanzees to ancestors of modern humans – Homo erectus – approximately 1.6 million years ago.  Read more...

 

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