Epstein Barr Virus (EBV)
St. Lucie Medical Center
virus diseases, epstein-barr virus infections
Diagnosis | Family Medicine | Virus Diseases
Epstein Barr virus (EBV) is a double-stranded DNA virus that infects B lymphocyte cells. It is in the herpesvirus family and was discovered in 1964. It can cause a variety of diseases and is spread mainly from saliva containing virus-infected epithelial cells. Close to 95% of adults throughout the world have been infected with EBV. It is a causative agent of infectious mononucleosis. Treatment is generally supportive care.
Publisher or Conference
Hoover K, Higginbotham K. Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) [Updated 2020 Jun 4]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK559285/