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Epstein-Barr Virus Mechanism For Long-Term Survival Discovered; Implications Seen For Treating Virus-Associated Cancers

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April 1, 2002
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The Wistar Institute
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Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infects almost every person worldwide at some point in life. Once infection occurs, the virus usually survives in the host forever, lying dormant and causing no symptoms. Occasionally, however, this latent EBV reactivates and contributes to certain human cancers, among them Burkitt's lymphoma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, and Hodgkin's disease.

PHILADELPHIA - Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infects almost every person worldwide at some point in life. Once infection occurs, the virus usually survives in the host forever, lying dormant and causing no symptoms. Occasionally, however, this latent EBV reactivates and contributes to certain human cancers, among them Burkitt's lymphoma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, and Hodgkin's disease.


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The Wistar Institute. "Epstein-Barr Virus Mechanism For Long-Term Survival Discovered; Implications Seen For Treating Virus-Associated Cancers." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 1 April 2002. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/03/020329072139.htm>.
The Wistar Institute. (2002, April 1). Epstein-Barr Virus Mechanism For Long-Term Survival Discovered; Implications Seen For Treating Virus-Associated Cancers. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 21, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/03/020329072139.htm
The Wistar Institute. "Epstein-Barr Virus Mechanism For Long-Term Survival Discovered; Implications Seen For Treating Virus-Associated Cancers." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/03/020329072139.htm (accessed April 21, 2014).

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