ICR mice were immunized with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and later challenged with HSV-2 by footpad inoculation. Both immunized animals and age-matched, nonimmunized controls were observed for ascending neurological disease and latent infection of spinal ganglia resulting from the HSV-2 challenge. Control animals had a 78% incidence of acute and latent infection compared with a 1.7% incidence in immunized mice. The data show immunity to HSV-1 is protective against both acute and latent infection by HSV-2.
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- Infectious Diseases