WHO Says Two-Thirds of World Population Under 50 Have HERPES

Yup, you probably have herpes. That’s what the World Health Organization said on Wednesday for two-thirds of the world population under 50. These are the same people who said that bacon causes cancer early this week.

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From Reuters:

More than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 suffer from the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), usually after catching it in childhood, according to a the WHO study.

That is in addition to 417 million people in the 17-49 age range who have the other form of the disease, HSV-2, which causes genital herpes.

HSV-1 normally causes mouth ulcers rather than genital infection, but it is becoming an increasing cause of genital infection too, mainly in rich countries.

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