Mononucleosis Picture : Epstein-Barr Virus

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This photomicrograph depicts leukemia cells that contain Epstein Barr virus using a FA staining technique.

Epstein-Barr virus, EBV, is a member of the Herpesvirus family, and is one of the most common human viruses. When infection with EBV occurs during adolescence or young adulthood, it causes infectious mononucleosis 35% to 50% of the time.

Content Providers(s): CDC/Dr. Paul M. Feorino.


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