Epstein Barr Virus

The Epstein Barr Virus or EBV is one of the most common viruses in humans. It is a virus in the herpes family which cause cold sores, chicken pox and shingles. It is said to be the known cause of mononucleosis. The infection has shown association with autoimmune diseases such as Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Multiple Sclerosis.

Although mononucleosis usually clears up in a month or two, EBV remains dormant in the body for the rest of the person’s life.

Chronic Active EBV Infection

Very rarely an active EBV illness persists beyond 6 months. The fatigue is unrelenting and often confused with chronic fatigue syndrome, but is not caused by the EBV. Although mononucleosis usually clears up in a month or two, EBV remains dormant in the body for the rest of the person’s life. There is no known cure for EBV, but can be treated with an anti-viral Valtrex for a while to boost the immune system up.

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2 thoughts on “Epstein Barr Virus”

  1. I have heard that it is also associated with autism. What are your thoughts on this? I have no idea…just read that Valtrex and MB12 can be a part of a “cure”. Have you tried Valtrex?

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