Definition of Epstein–Barr virus in English:
A herpesvirus causing infectious mononucleosis and associated with certain cancers, for example Burkitt’s lymphoma.
- Epstein-Barr virus, frequently referred to as EBV, is a member of the herpesvirus family and one of the most common human viruses.
- Infectious mononucleosis is a clinical syndrome caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) that is particularly common in adolescents and children.
1960s: named after Michael A. Epstein (born 1921), British virologist, and Y. M. Barr (born 1932), Irish-born virologist.
Definition of Epstein–Barr virus in:
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