Mononucleosis: Epstein-Barr virus

Mononucleosis: Epstein-Barr virus
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This photomicrograph depicts leukemia cells that contain Epstein Barr virus using a FA staining technique. Epstein-Barr virus, EBV, is a member of the Herpesvirus family, and is one of the most common human viruses. When infection with EBV occurs during adolescence or young adulthood, it causes infectious mononucleosis 35% to 50% of the time.

Source: Hardin MD/ University of Iowa

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 - Uploaded at 26.11.2013
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