A recent study shows that Epstein-Barr virus that is primarily spread through saliva can evolve into cancer.
- Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is one of the most common human viruses in the world.
- It spreads through bodily fluids, especially saliva (spit).
- Symptoms: Fatigue, fever, inflamed throat, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, enlarged spleen, swollen liver, rash.
- EBV can cause infectious mononucleosis, also called mono, and other illnesses.
- There is no vaccine to protect against EBV infection.