It may not be related the pneumonia and Epstein-Barr virus, it is frequently referred to as EBV, is a member of the herpesvirus family. It causes infectious mononucleosis. EBV also establishes a lifelong dormant infection in some cells of the body's immune system. A late event in a very few carriers of this virus is the emergence of Burkitt's lymphoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
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