Sequence homology between HSV types 1 and 2 is about 50. Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is also a herpesvirus. Difference in seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus type 2 infection among antenatal women in Hong Kong and southern China. There is no difference between being a carrier and having the virus. The fact that you have antibodies means that you do have the virus, whether or not you have ever had an outbreak. The herpes that typically affects the eye in adults is herpes zoster, which is a recrudescence of chicken pox in a person whose immune system is not functioning up to par. More about fever blisters and cold sores: HSV-1typically affects the mouth and facial areas, although it can be transmitted to the genital area through oral-genital sex. Now on to the difference between fever blisters and shingles: herpes zoster is the medical term for shingles, and it is an infection of the nerves in certain areas of the skin.
25. Herpes Simplex And Zoster