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Researchers in Mexico Eradicate Human Papilloma Virus

Researchers from Mexico were able to eradicate the Human Papilloma Virus in patients.

The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) as described by the CDC is a group of more than 150 related viruses. Each HPV virus in this large group is given a number which is called its HPV type.

HPV is named for the warts (papillomas) some HPV types can cause. Some other HPV types can lead to cancer. Men and women can get cancer of mouth/ throat, and anus/rectum caused by HPV infections. Men can also get penile HPV cancer. In women, HPV infection can also cause cervical, vaginal, and vulvar HPV cancers.

This new research and eradication of the virus can play a huge impact on the number of those who are diagnosed each year with cervical cancer, since HPV is the main cause behind cervical cancer.

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