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Herpes Research Shows More Incidence Than Expected


Australian Broadcasting Corp. News (02/08/00)

Researchers from the Brisbane Sexual Health Clinic in Australia are testing a new drug that may prevent the transmission of genital herpes. Dr. Margaret Mobbs noted that the incidence of genital herpes is higher than once thought, now affecting one in five Australians. No drug has yet proven to prevent transmission, although outbreaks can be treated.


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