Herpesviridae are a family of DNA viruses that cause diseases in humans and animals. The family name is derived from
the Greek herpein ("to creep"), referring to the , re-occurring infections typical of this group of viruses. Herpesviridae
can cause latent or lytic infections
B virus (Cercopithecine herpesvirus-1, herpesvirus simiae) is a simplexvirus endemic in macaque monkeys. Human
zoonotic infection with this virus results in severe pathogenesis and often death in untreated individuals.
HHV-4 = EBV (Epstein-Barr virus), lymphocryptovirus: causes infectious mononucleosis, Burkitt's lymphoma, CNS
lymphoma in AIDS, PTLD or Post-transplant lymphoproliferative syndrome, and nasopharyngeal carcinoma
HHV-3 = VZV (varicella zoster virus): causes chickenpox and shingles -- Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Type I (Herpes Zoster
Oticus) causes -- Dyssynergia Cerebellaris Myoclonica refers to a collection of rare, degenerative, neurological
disorders characterized by epilepsy, cognitive impairment, myoclonus, and progressive ataxia. Symptoms include
seizures, tremor, and reduced muscle coordination. Onset of the disorder generally occurs in early adulthood. Tremor
may begin in one extremity and later spread to involve the entire voluntary muscular system. Arms are usually more
affected than legs. Some of the cases are due to mitochondrial abnormalities.
HHV-8 = a type of rhadinovirus = KSHV = Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus: causes Kaposi's sarcoma, primary
effusion lymphoma and some types of multicentric Castleman's disease
HHV-1 = HSV-1 (herpes simplex virus 1): causes oral and/or genital herpes (predominantly orofacial)
HHV-2 = HSV-2 (herpes simplex virus 2): causes oral and/or genital herpes (predominantly genital)
HHV-5 = CMV (cytomegalovirus): causes infectious mononucleosis, retinitis, etc.
HHV-6 = Roseolovirus: causes "sixth disease" (known as roseola infantum or exanthem subitum)
HHV-7 = closely related to HHV-6; causes roughly the same symptoms
Animal herpesviridae Subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae
Bovine herpesvirus 2 causes bovine mammillitis and pseudo-lumpyskin disease.
Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1, also known as Herpes B virus, causes a Herpes simplex-like disease in Macaques.
Bovine herpesvirus 1 causes infectious bovine rhinotracheitis, vaginitis, balanoposthitis, and abortion in cattle.
Bovine herpesvirus 5 causes encephalitis in cattle.
Caprine herpesvirus 1 causes conjunctivitis and respiratory disease in goats.
Porcine herpesvirus 1 causes pseudorabies.
Equine herpesvirus 1 causes abortion in horses.
Equine herpesvirus 3 causes coital exanthema in horses.
Equine herpesvirus 4 causes rhinopneumonitis in horses.
Canine herpesvirus 1 causes a severe hemorrhagic disease in puppies.
Feline herpesvirus 1 causes feline viral rhinotracheitis and keratitis in cats.
Duck herpesvirus 1 causes duck plague.
Gallid herpesvirus 2 causes Marek's disease.
Gallid herpesvirus 1 causes infectious laryngotracheitis in birds.
Porcine herpesvirus 2 causes inclusion body rhinitis in swine.
Alcelaphine herpesvirus 1 causes bovine malignant catarrhal fever.
Bovine herpesvirus 4
Equine herpesvirus 2 causes equine cytomegalovirus infection.
Equine herpesvirus 5 
The following genera are included here:
Genus Simplexvirus; type species: Human herpesvirus 1 or Herpes simplex; diseases: cold sores, genital herpes,
Genus Varicellovirus; type species: Human herpesvirus 3 or Varicella-zoster virus; diseases: chickenpox, shingles
Genus Mardivirus; type species: Gallid herpesvirus 2
Genus Iltovirus; type species: Gallid herpesvirus 1
Genus Cytomegalovirus; type species: Human herpesvirus 5; diseases: mononucleosis
Genus Muromegalovirus; type species: Murid herpesvirus 1
Genus Roseolovirus; type species: Human herpesvirus 6; diseases: erythema subitum, roseola infantum
Genus Lymphocryptovirus; type species: Human herpesvirus 4 or Epstein-Barr virus; diseases: mononucleosis, Burkitt's
lymphoma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, Hodgkin's disease
Genus Rhadinovirus; type species: Human Herpesvirus 8, Saimiriine herpesvirus 2
Genus Cercopithecine; type species: Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1
Genus Ictalurivirus; type species: Ictalurid herpesvirus 1