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what causes the epstein barr virus?

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
A virus: Epstein barr is a virus that is often transmitted through saliva.
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Serious virus: It's usually a respiratory virus just we acquire as we acquire the flu virus. It's most common symptoms are severe fatigue, dizziness , no energy, may be nausea and vomiting, headache , weakness , loss of appetite . We usually treat the symptoms with rest and plenty of liquids. Symptoms may last up to 4-6 weeks sometimes. Good nutrition and rest is important. Need to follow with your doctor closly.
Dr. Cesar Sturla
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Is a virus: The epstein barr virus is a virus, a living very small organism capable of producing different diseases.

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