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What is the Epstein-Barr virus?

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a member of the herpes virus family, is one of the most common human viruses and the virus that most often causes mononucleosis. EBV occurs worldwide, and most people become infected with EBV sometime during their lives.

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