Epstein-Barr Virus

By: Samantha Burnette

What is it?

Epstein-Barr virus is a virus that is the most common in the world for humans. It usually contains in teenagers and adults. You can get better in about 2-4 weeks. The first time you get the disease, you can spread the virus for weeks before you even get the symptoms.

Some of The Symptoms

Some of the symptoms are:

Fever, sore throat, head and body aches, swollen nodes in the neck or armpits, swollen liver and spleen, and rashes.

How the virus Spreads

How the virus spreads includes:

Kissing, sharing drinks and food, using same cups or toothbrushes, and having contact with toys children had drooled on.

Fun Fact

1. About 90% of adults have antibodies that shows that they have/had this virus infection.

Treatments for this Disease

●There is no vaccine to protect it

●Not sharing items, like drinks and toothbrushes

●Helps relieve symptoms by: drinking plenty of fluids, getting plenty of rest, and taking medications for pain and fever.