Epstein-Barr Virus Treatment News and Information

What is Epstein-Barr Virus? (Definition)

Epstein-Barr Virus – EBV (also referred to as human herpesvirus 4) is one of eight known viruses in the herpes family, and is one of the most common viruses in humans. Epstein-Barr Virus spreads most commonly through bodily fluids, primarily saliva. EBV can cause infectious mononucleosis as well as other illnesses. It has been associated with particular forms of cancer, such as Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Burkitt’s lymphoma, gastric cancer, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, and conditions associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), such as hairy leukoplakia and central nervous system lymphomas.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, Symptoms of EBV infection can include:

  • fatigue
  • fever
  • rash
  • inflamed throat
  • swollen lymph nodes in the neck
  • enlarged spleen
  • swollen liver

See below for updated news and information regarding Epstein-Barr Virus including new medical research, treatment options and advancements. 

Latest Epstein-Barr Virus Treatment News and Research

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Reasearch News: NIAID Research Aids Discovery of Genetic Immune Disorder

(SOURCE: NIH/NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES) - Immune Molecule Deficiency Increases Patients’ Risk of Epstein-Barr Virus and EBV-Related Cancer. Investigators at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and international colleagues have identified a genetic immune disorder characterized by increased susceptibility and poor immune control of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and, in some cases, an EBV-associated cancer called Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The researchers ...
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Scientists Discover how Epstein-Barr Virus Can Initiate Blood Cancer

(UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX) According to a recent press release, scientists at the University of Sussex, trying to uncover how the common Epstein-Barr virus causes blood cancer in adults and children, have discovered how the virus takes control of two genes involved in cancer development so it can switch them on or off ...
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