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Ep·stein-Barr virus

n. Abbr. EBV
A herpesvirus that is the causative agent of infectious mononucleosis. It is also associated with various types of human cancers.

[After Michael A. Epstein and Y.M. Barr, 20th-century British virologists.]
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Epstein-Barr virus

(ˈɛpstaɪn ˈbɑː)
(Pathology) a virus belonging to the herpes family that causes infectious mononucleosis; it is also implicated in the development of Burkitt's lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease. Abbreviation: EBV
[C20: named after Sir M. A. Epstein (born 1921), and Yvonne M. Barr (born 1932), British pathologists who discovered the virus]
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Ep′stein-Barr′ vi`rus

(ˈɛp staɪn ˈbɑr)
a type of herpesvirus that causes infectious mononucleosis. Abbr.: EBV
[1965–70; after M. A. Epstein (b. 1921), British pathologist, and Y. M. Barr (b. 1932), British virologist, who isolated the virus in 1964]
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Noun1.Epstein-Barr virus - the herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis; associated with specific cancers in Africa and China
herpes virus - any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin
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Ep·stein-Barr vi·rus

n. virus de Epstein-Barr, virus del herpes que causa mononucleosis.
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Viruses implicated include hepatitis B, Epstein Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, enterovirus (coxsackievirus A16, B4, and B5), re spiratory syncytial virus, parvovirus B19, rubella, streptococcus, and Mycobacterium avium infection.
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Fuentes-Panana, "Epstein barr virus and Helicobacter pylori co-infection are positively associated with severe gastritis in pediatric patients," PLoS ONE, vol.
Chang, "Analysis of an ankyrin-like region in Epstein Barr virus encoded (EBV) BZLF-1 (ZEBRA) protein: implications for interactions with NF-kappaB and p53," Virology Journal, vol.
The association of acute cholecystitis during viral infections especially in primary infection with Epstein Barr virus (EBV) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) occurs rarely, usually at immune-suppressed patients, while the immune-competent patients are asymptomatic.
Among viral infections, Epstein Barr virus (EBV) has been implicated in the association of many head and neck cancers.