Does the epstein-barr virus cause encephalitis?

Yes, but. But - encephalitis is an extremely rare diagnosis to be associated with eb virus.
Epstein-barr virus. Yes, epstein barr virus can cause a direct infection of the brain (encephalitis). Symptoms include headache, sensitivity to light, stiffness of the neck, confusion and lethargy. Epstein barr virus may also cause muscle paralysis - usually temporary, called guillain barre syndrome.

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Does the epstein-barr virus cause cancer?

Yes. Ebv is most commonly associated with burkitt lymphoma and hodgkin lymphoma, especially in states of compromised immunity such as HIV infection. It is also the virus that causes mononucleosis ("mono"). What is encouraging, though, is that the majority of us have been infected at some point with ebv and yet most of the time we do not develop cancer. Read more...
Yes. Ebv is one of the first viruses to be associated with carcinogenesis though most people carry the virus without it ever causing cancer but in certain population it does. http://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/10/3/803.abstract. Read more...

Can epstein barr virus cause me to be sore?

Possible. In the short term yes ... In the long term probably no. See your doc and get some blood testing. Look of the routine stuff and also trace elements especially rbc magnesium. Read more...

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

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

What causes the epstein barr virus?

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. Read more...
Is a virus. The epstein barr virus is a virus, a living very small organism capable of producing different diseases. Read more...

What are other possible causes of mononucleosis, besides the Epstein-Barr Virus?

Mono syndrome. About 80%= of mono syndrome is triggered by EB virus. Other agents like cytomegalovirus, a cousin of EBV , the adenovirus and toxoplasmosis (a paracite) can cause similar syndromes.The agent can be determined by specific antibody testing., Read more...

Is chronic fatigue syndrome caused by the epstein - barr virus?

It can be. Chronic ebv syndrome was characterized by chronic fatigue. However, there are several systems & chronic infections etc that can lead to the symptoms of chronic fatigue which frequently is accompanied by fibromyalgia & myfascial pain syndromes. Read more...