Epstein-Barr is a herpesvirus infection that leads to the more commonly known mono infection, although it also commonly known as herpesvirus 4. It is so common in humans that 95% of the adult population are thought to have had the virus at some point in their lives. Since it doesn’t always present with symptoms, many people with the virus have no idea that they contracted it at all.Continue reading “How Do You Test For Epstein-Barr Virus?”
Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is a herpesvirus infection that can affect many areas of the body including the eyes, brain, and other internal organs. It is similar to the mononucleosis virus. In most people, the virus doesn’t present with any symptoms, but when symptoms do appear, they tend to mimic a flu or cold. In those with weakened immune function, however, the virus can be severe and may even lead to blindness.
With a case of CMV, the virus stays within the body for the rest of one’s life; however, most people aren’t aware that they’ve contracted it at all because it rarely affects healthy people negatively. CMV is so common among adults that roughly 60–90% of all adults have been shown to have the infection at one point or another.Continue reading “What Are The Symptoms Of Cytomegalovirus (CMV)?”
Chronic viral conditions can be hard to cope with, especially when cold and flu season rolls around. People with viral conditions such as EBV or HIV have to pay closer attention to their immune function and overall health than those without any preexisting conditions, as they are more susceptible to immune dysfunction and the serious repercussions that can come with having a compromised immune system.
Different factors come into play for those with preexisting conditions at risk of coming down with a serious case of the flu during the winter season, but one particular factor is of the utmost importance: the viral load.Continue reading “How To Keep Your Viral Load In Check During Flu Season”
Rare diseases are often hard to diagnose and treat due to a general lack of firsthand knowledge among medical professionals. Since there is a lower chance of seeing these types of diseases, many medical professionals are not entirely familiar with the way the signs and symptoms present or the most effective methods of treatment.
One such rare disease that can be hard to pin down is Chronic Active Epstein-Barr Virus (CAEBV). Typically, as many as 95% of people will catch the Epstein-Barr virus in their lifetime, but not many will typically find themselves battling Chronic Epstein-Barr. The latter form is considered a rare disease, even though the virus itself is highly common.Continue reading “What Are The Symptoms Of Chronic Epstein-Barr?”
With over a million lives lost, the COVID-19 pandemic has made a devastating impact on the world. As of writing, the death rate from total cases sits at 2.8%. This fact has put many things into perspective when it comes to managing the spread of the virus. One of the best ways to slow community spread is through contract tracing, and that can only be done effectively in conjunction with mass testing.Continue reading “5 Reasons Why Mass Testing For Coronavirus Should Be A Government Priority”