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Written by Shelly   
Aug 21, 2005 at 08:12 PM
Discovered in 1964 by M. A. Epstein, Y. M. Barr, and B. G. Achong, the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) is part of the Herpes family of viruses and is said to be one of the most prevalent pathogens in human beings. It is estimated that around 75-90% of the populace is infected, completely unaware due to varying intensities of symptoms. Typically the virus is benign, though it often causes the common ailment Mononucleosis. It is also assumed to be the direct cause of several different diseases such as Hepatitis, Stevens Johnson Syndrome, and Burkitt’s Lymphoma (see section titled “Related Conditions” for more information). In recent years, some doctors have even ascribed the virus to be one of the main causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). However, it is most elusive and unique in its association with another disease, which has come to be known as “Chronic Epstein-Barr Virus Infection” or “Chronic Epstein-Barr Virus Disease” (CEBV). Interestingly enough, the disease was only recently recognized and is even disregarded by some doctors as pure fiction, in spite of the large amount of sufferers who have been coming forward. To them, CEBV is very real, very destructive, and potentially life threatening. It is the goal of this foundation to inform the public about the dangers of this infectious disease with the hope that eventually research into a cure or treatment alternatives can be funded.

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