While most people are aware of oral and genital herpes infections in humans, few know that the herpes simplex virus might actually be responsible for the decrease in the world’s coral reef population. The herpes infecting coral reefs is not the exact same virus that infects humans, but outbreaks in both can be triggered by increased stress. Could finding a herpes treatment cure actually save the dying coral reefs?
Unlike humans, coral reefs cannot prevent the spread of the virus by using contraceptives as they reproduce asexually. This might lead one to pose the question “how do you stop something that reproduces asexually from contracting herpes?” Finding a herpes treatment cure might be the only answer. …Read More»