The journalist saw the scientific story about cancer and herpes – she assumed this was herpes simplex (genital herpes). She was wrong.
Scientists have found that one of the herpes viruses helps cancer to grow: “Experts at the University of North Carolina have found HHV-8 causes cells to divide, creating an environment that protects and nourishes tumors.”
HHV-8 or Kaposi’s sarcoma virus is known to be the cause of a skin cancer – and it is not the same virus that causes genital herpes and/or cold sores. The Daily Mail journalist thinks it is and her story is rubbish!