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Can the epstein-barr virus which causes mono cause cancer?

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In brief: In certain...

...Conditions, yes.
In particular, when it happens simultaneously with malaria, it can cause burkitt's lymphoma, a common cancer in africa.

In brief: In certain...

...Conditions, yes.
In particular, when it happens simultaneously with malaria, it can cause burkitt's lymphoma, a common cancer in africa.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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In brief: Association

Yes there is a casual association between ebv and some cancers, but many people have mono and/or ebv infection without ever developing cancer.

In brief: Association

Yes there is a casual association between ebv and some cancers, but many people have mono and/or ebv infection without ever developing cancer.
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