Layman Help: Epstein-Barr and Unknown sickness

Garett B Choy gbchoy at salsa.engr.ucdavis.edu
Thu May 5 17:05:21 EST 1994


Please email if you know about the Epstein-Barr virus.  I have some
questions:

1)  Does a person who has tested positive for EBV pose any threat
	to those around them?  (All levels of contact from: sharing
	food, kissing, etc)

2)  How is EBV most effectively spread?

3)  Are there any cures for EBV?

Thank you for your time.  Please email directly to me (gbchoy at engr.ucdavis.edu)

My situation:  A very good friend of mine got mononucleosis 2.5 years ago.
She recovered from the mono symptoms.  Tests showed that she had EBV.
However, the past two years, she has been suffering from another illness
which many doctors have not yet been able to identify.  Symptoms: fatigue
(she needs 10-12 hrs sleep a night), and extreme nausea.  A recent fiber
optic probe revealed her stomach lining to be enflamed, but the biopsy
did not reveal positive to the virus(es) they were looking for.  If this
sounds familair, please give suggestions.  I will inform her so she may
consult the doctors.  Thanks, again.

Garett



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