Kissing & Ancient Epidemiology

David Meadows at Rogue Classicism has an interesting post about Tiberius's kissing ban, and the attempt to stop the spread of "mentagra". In earlier post he discussed it in relation to cold sores (herpes complex).

And before you all go "yuck", most readers will have had human herpes virus 3 (HHV-3), which is Chickenpox.

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