Melnick, Joseph L. Department of Virology and Epidemiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.
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A disease of children and young adults, characterized by fever and enlarged lymph nodes and spleen. Only in the mid-1970s did accumulated evidence permit clear linkage of this disease to EB (Epstein-Barr) herpesvirus as the causative agent.
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