I'm a layman with a question.
I've been told that a Herpes Simplex Virus dies almost immediately
when it sloughs off the surface of the skin. But I've also been told
that a virus isn't actually a living organism. So my question is, what
actually happens to HSV when it "dies"? I've always assumed it's
envelope disintegrates and it simply falls apart and disappears.. Am
Thanks in advance