Carla Odio

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Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) belongs to the family Herpesviridae, subfamily Gammaherpesvirinae, genus Lymphocryptovirus. Mature infectious particles, which are composed of a 172-kb, double-stranded deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) genome, capsid, protein tegument, and lipid-containing outer envelope, are 150 to 200nm in diameter. The viral capsid is icosahedral…

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