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