About Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Research
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a member of the herpes virus family, is the most common cause of infectious mononucleosis (IM), generally known as mono. Sometimes referred to as the kissing disease, mononucleosis spreads easily through saliva and occurs primarily in adolescents and young adults. Most people will be infected with EBV in their lifetime. Prior EBV infection may also be linked to a few cancers, including Hodgkin’s, non-Hodgkin’s, and Burkitt’s lymphoma, and increases the risk of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. It is estimated that about 200,000 new cancer diagnoses are a result of EBV infection each year.
An EBV vaccine could be a crucial preventive measure to mitigate the burden of EBV-related diseases, potentially protecting a large portion of the population and significantly improving health outcomes for all.
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