Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Epstein Barr Virus Incidence

Facts about Epstein Barr infection:

  • Epstein Barr virus is one of the most common human viruses.
  • About 95 percent of adults have been infected by the time they are 40 years old.
  • Most infections do not cause symptoms.
  • About 35 to 40 percent of those infected develop mononucleosis.

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Last Updated: Mar 17, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Epstein Barr Virus References
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