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SPSood
1252707.  Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:43 pm Reply with quote

The word for the study of amphibians (Herpetology) is derived from the Greek word ἕρπειν (herpein) which means 'to creep'. The word Herpes is also derived from this word.

 
monzac
1252723.  Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:17 pm Reply with quote

And on herpes...

Ben Guarino, of the Washington Post wrote:
Our ancestors have been catching herpes since before we were human. The infection is quite common today; the World Health Organisation estimates that two-thirds of adults under 50 are infected with the herpes virus that causes oral cold sores. One in six have genital herpes.

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