These are selected articles related to pathogens which appear on Portal:Pathogens.
A stained sample of Epstein-Barr virus.
The Epstein-Barr virus
(EBV) or HHV4 is a herpesvirus
. The most common cause of infectious mononucleosis or glandular fever,
it infects 90% of adults worldwide. It has been implicated in numerous immune diseases including chronic fatigue syndrome
, multiple sclerosis
, myasthenia gravis
, and systemic lupus erythematosus
. It is known to turn on "risk genes" for autoimmune disease in the cells it infects. (more...
(also written coxsackievirus B) is a group of six types of enteroviruses
, causing symptoms ranging from gastrointestinal distress to pericarditis
. Symptoms of infection with viruses in the Coxsackie B grouping include fever
, sore throat
, gastrointestinal distress, extreme fatigue as well as chest
and muscle pain
(Lyme) a chronic illness which causes severe fatigue and it's often misdiagnosed as ME/CFS
. Lyme disease is caused by the pathogen borrelia burgdorferi, which is passed on through bites from infected deer tick. (more...
Many different subtypes of flu
exist, with Influenza A and Influenza B being the most medically serious. The 2009 swine flu epidemic was caused by a new strain of Influenza A, known as subtype H1N1. (more...
are a class of positive single-stranded RNA viruses. Enteroviruses include Coxsackievirus A
, Coxsackievirus B
, and many others. Person-to-person transmission of enteroviruses occurs through fecal-oral and oral-oral routes. Non-polio enteroviruses are very common (more...)