Epstein Barr Virus
Characterised by such non-specific symptoms as Fatigue and
muscle aches, the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) causes several
other secondary Infections, included Mononucleosis. Ninety
percent of all adults have EBV antibodies in their blood,
indicating an exposure to this virus. It works by infecting
B-cells, a type of immune cell, and using the B-cell DNA
to replicate. By the time the Immune System brings the virus
under control, it has been depleted, causing Fatigue and
the other EBV symptoms.
EBV, however, remains
dormant in the body even after the Immune System regains
control. This enables it to re-activate, sometimes evolving
into similar but different conditions (like Mononucleosis).
Because the Immune System remains weakened, Stress often
Vitamin C (1)
Vitamin E (2)
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