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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...)



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Coxsackie B (also written coxsackievirus B) is a group of six types of enteroviruses, causing symptoms ranging from gastrointestinal distress to pericarditis and myocarditis. Symptoms of infection with viruses in the Coxsackie B grouping include fever, headache, sore throat, gastrointestinal distress, extreme fatigue as well as chest and muscle pain. (more...)



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Borrelia burgdorferi
Lyme disease (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...)



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Influenza A strain H1N1
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...)



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Enteroviruses are a class of positive single-stranded RNA viruses. Enteroviruses include Coxsackievirus A, Coxsackievirus B, Echovirus, Poliovirus, Rhinovirus, and many others. Person-to-person transmission of enteroviruses occurs through fecal-oral and oral-oral routes. Non-polio enteroviruses are very common (more...)



enterovirus - A genus of RNA viruses which typically enter the body through the respiratory or gastrointestinal systems and sometimes spread to the central nervous system or other parts of the body, causing neurological, cardiac, and other damage. Since the first reports of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), enteroviruses have been suspected as a cause of ME. Enteroviruses have also been implicated as the cause of Type I diabetes, congestive heart failure, and other conditions. Enteroviruses include poliovirus, coxsackieviruses, and many others. New enteroviruses and new strains of existing enteroviruses are continuously being discovered. (Learn more: viralzone.expasy.org)

enterovirus - A genus of RNA viruses which typically enter the body through the respiratory or gastrointestinal systems and sometimes spread to the central nervous system or other parts of the body, causing neurological, cardiac, and other damage. Since the first reports of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), enteroviruses have been suspected as a cause of ME. Enteroviruses have also been implicated as the cause of Type I diabetes, congestive heart failure, and other conditions. Enteroviruses include poliovirus, coxsackieviruses, and many others. New enteroviruses and new strains of existing enteroviruses are continuously being discovered. (Learn more: viralzone.expasy.org)

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