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EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS

EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS is a topic covered in the Harrison's Manual of Medicine.

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EPIDEMIOLOGY

EBV is a DNA virus in the family Herpesviridae that infects >90% of persons by adulthood.

  • Infectious mononucleosis (IM) is a disease of young adults and is more common in areas with higher standards of hygiene; infection occurs at a younger age in areas with deficient standards of hygiene.
  • EBV is spread by contact with oral secretions (e.g., by transfer of saliva during kissing) and is shed in oropharyngeal secretions by >90% of asymptomatic seropositive individuals.

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TY - ELEC T1 - EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS ID - 623264 ED - Fauci,Anthony S, ED - Hauser,Stephen L, ED - Jameson,J Larry, ED - Kasper,Dennis L, ED - Longo,Dan L, ED - Loscalzo,Joseph, BT - Harrison's Manual of Medicine UR - https://harrisons.unboundmedicine.com/harrisons/view/Harrisons-Manual-of-Medicine/623264/all/EPSTEIN_BARR_VIRUS PB - McGraw Hill Inc. ET - 19 DB - Harrison's Manual of Medicine DP - Unbound Medicine ER -