Health officials in Utah are using a vaccine to prevent aspies from spreading an infectious strain of the bacteria, which can lead to an outbreak.
The Utah Department of Health says that a vaccine called the PN3NV-G is helping to prevent an outbreak of ASPS-1 that began in April.
Utah Health said it had received 1,000 cases since the vaccine was developed.
The vaccine can prevent aspersions of the brain, neck and spinal cord.
The Associated Press first reported the vaccine in April, citing a state health official.
Utah officials have said that people infected with the virus should contact health care workers to seek treatment and to avoid spreading it to others.
More than 90% of U.S. adults are at risk for herpes.
While most people are at low risk for contracting the virus, those with weakened immune systems are at a higher risk.
As of August 31, the CDC reported that more than 1 million people in the U.K. had acquired the virus in the last year.
The disease is spread through direct contact with the skin and through contact with blood, semen, vaginal secretions and vaginal fluids.
Some strains of the virus are more infectious than others, and some strains of HSV-2 are transmitted through contact, such as with a needle or a toothbrush.
So, what is the risk?
Here are some of the key things to know about HSV, including the best ways to prevent it.