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What exactly is epstein-barr virus (ebv)?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Cause of mono

Ebv is one of 8 human herpes viruses and is the classical cause of infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever).
Once infected, an individual will asymptomatically have the virus in saliva intermittently and can transmit it to others not yet infected. Not everyone who get infected have symptoms.

In brief: Cause of mono

Ebv is one of 8 human herpes viruses and is the classical cause of infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever).
Once infected, an individual will asymptomatically have the virus in saliva intermittently and can transmit it to others not yet infected. Not everyone who get infected have symptoms.
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