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If you are a carrier of epstein barr virus, can you still transmit the disease?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Yes
Although we are not absolutely certain of all the routes of transmission, ebv is a herpes virus, and as such, once you have it, it is with you for life.
Some people shed the virus in respiratory secretions and other body fluids and can transmit it through intimate contact. Infectious mononucleosis has been called "the kissing disease".

In brief: Yes
Although we are not absolutely certain of all the routes of transmission, ebv is a herpes virus, and as such, once you have it, it is with you for life.
Some people shed the virus in respiratory secretions and other body fluids and can transmit it through intimate contact. Infectious mononucleosis has been called "the kissing disease".
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