What percentage of people are infected with the herpes virus and how is it transmitted between different people? What is the structure of this virus and how can it be prevented?
The World Health Organization says two-thirds of the world’s population has herpes.
67% of people under the age of 50 in the world, which includes 3.7 billion people, have the herpes virus.
There are 2 types of this contagious and incurable virus. One is in the mouth and is transmitted through mouth-to-mouth contact (HSV-1) and the other causes herpes on the penis and is transmitted through sexual intercourse (HSV-2).
New research from the World Health Organization has shown that HSV-1 can also be transmitted through oral sex and cause herpes on the penis.
Currently, more than half a billion people between the ages of 15 and 49 in the world are infected with genital herpes, which is caused by one of two types of the virus.
In the Americas, which has the lowest rates of infectious disease, 49% of women and 39% of men are carriers of the HSV-1 virus, and Africa has the highest rate, with an estimated 87% of women and men in the continent carrying the HSV-1 virus.