The Herpes viruses (family herpes viridae) are a very important group of double stranded DNA viruses that replicate inside the nuclei of their host cells. Herpes virus is contracted through direct skin contact. Herpes viruses are responsible for a range of common conditions including chickenpox, shingles, glandular fever, cold sores and genital herpes. Herpes virus also infects the genito-urinary system. Herpes virus is only fatal during the first week or two of life. Herpes viruses are not prone to frequent major mutations, so a peaceful coexistence develops between the horse's immune system and the virus. Herpes virus and Chlamydia, virus are the most common cause of the clinical signs you are seeing in your cat, so it is very likely that your vet is correct in this diagnosis, just based on the odds. Herpes virus infections are lifelong and symptoms tend to reoccur. Herpes viruses are killed by routine disinfection, Herpes viruses also tend to reactivate, meaning that the virus can lie dormant in nerve cells and cause disease again at a later date. Herpes viruses are link to complicate in pregnancy, Fertility and reproduction Health.
Please seek immediate professional help if genital herpes is suspected.