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1968, named for British virologist Michael Anthony Epstein and Irish-born virologist Yvonne M. Barr.
Epstein-Barr virus Ep·stein-Barr virus (ěp'stīn-)
A herpesvirus that is the causative agent of infectious mononucleosis. It is also associated with various types of human cancers. Also called EB virus.
|Epstein-Barr virus |
A virus of the family Herpesviridae and the genus Lymphocryptovirus that causes infectious mononucleosis and is associated with several types of human cancers. It is named after two of its discoverers, British pathologist Michael Anthony Epstein (born 1921) and British virologist Yvonne M. Barr (born 1932).