Why and How Epstein-Barr Virus Was Discovered 50 Years Ago

  • Anthony Epstein
Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 390)


An account is given of the experiences and events which led to a search being undertaken for a causative virus in the recently described Burkitt’s lymphoma and of the steps which ultimately culminated in the discovery of the new human herpesvirus which came to be known as Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wolfson College, University of OxfordOxfordUK

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