Epstein-Barr-Virus


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Epstein-Barr virus, frequently referred to as EBV, is a member of the herpes virus family. Most people become infected with EBV during their lives. Many children become infected with EBV, and these infections usually cause no symptoms or are indistinguishable from the other mild, brief illnesses of childhood. EBV also establishes a lifelong dormant infection in some cells of the body's immune system, which might increase the risk of developing stomach cancer.