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Cancer? No! Muddled Daily Mail Story Untangled

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!

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Read more of the muddled story here…