The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), also called Human herpesvirus 4 (HHV-4), is a virus of the herpes family (which includes Herpes simplex virus and Cytomegalovirus), and is one of the most common viruses in humans.
Most people become infected with EBV, which is often asymptomatic but commonly causes infectious mononucleosis.
Epstein-Barr can cause infectious mononucleosis, also known as 'glandular fever', 'Mono' and 'Pfeiffer's disease'.
Infectious mononucleosis is caused when a person is first exposed to the virus during or after adolesence.
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