Herpes viruses

ds linear DNA virus

the herpes viruses are envelope viruses:

the virion is surrounded by a phospholipid bilayer having glycoproteins

the virus can bind to receptors of epithelial cells and sensory neurons leading to endocytosis of the virus

An infection and replication of epithelial cells leads to the formation of a blister forming a "cold sore"

An infection of a sensory neuron can lead to a situation called latency