Epstein Barr

Bill Melchior, NCTR/FDA wmelchior at NTBTOX.NCTR.FDA.GOV
Tue Sep 15 12:37:53 EST 1992

>We also use EBV for the same purpose; our employee-health department required 
>a blood test to demonstrate a positive anti-EBV antibody titer before working
>with it. Evidently most folks (at least in the U.S.) have titers from exposures
>during childhood/adolescence. 

I once heard that the Salk polio vaccine was contaminated with EBV, so that 
many people who took it became anti-EBV positive.  Does anyone know if this
is indeed true?
The opinions stated are mine, not those of NCTR or its sponsoring organizations.

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