National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Scientific Review of Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)

Listed in the Report on Carcinogens (RoC)
Fact Sheet: Five Viruses

Primary Uses or Exposures: EBV is a herpes virus infecting more than 90 percent of adults worldwide and transmitted primarily through saliva. Most people infected do not have symptoms; however, EBV can cause infectious mononucleosis, also called mono.

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