✔ Complications For Pregnant Women:
In pregnant women, a herpes infection can be transmitted to the baby during delivery, which can lead to serious health problems for the newborn (WHO, 2022).
✔ Herpes Infections Can Cause Blindness:
Herpes can infect the cornea and cause blindness (CDC, 2022). In most cases, this infection usually gets better without damaging the eye, but in more severe infections the cornea can be scarred, or a person can go blind (CDC, 2022). This has made HSV Keratitis, into a major cause of blindness worldwide (CDC, 2022).
✔ Herpes can cause Meningitis or Encephalitis:
In some cases, Herpes can also affect the central nervous system, and cause meningitis or encephalitis; this can be life-threatening (Tyler, 2004).
✔ HSV-2 infection Can Cause Outbreaks On Other Parts of the Body:
HSV-2 infection can also cause outbreaks on other parts of the body, such as the fingers and eyes (CDC, 2021).
✔ HSV-1 Increases The Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease:
There is overwhelming evidence that a Herpes simplex type 1 virus infection can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (Itzhaki, 2021). Evidence suggests that HSV1 can enter the brain, probably during middle age, and can hide there in a dormant form (Itzhaki, 2021). But when a person experiences stress, inflammation, and other events, the virus can be reactivated and damage the brain enough over time to cause Alzheimer’s disease (Itzhaki, 2021).