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The Epstein-Barr virus infects almost everyone by the age of 40 and
usually does not cause any illness. But it can cause mononucleosis (mono)
and is linked to some types of cancer, such as Burkitt's lymphoma and
cancers of the mouth.
The virus lives in a person's salivary glands and can be spread
through saliva, such as by kissing or sharing drinking glasses or eating
Current as of:
May 24, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
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