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[Q] Viral symptoms going on 2 years

T.J. Fitzmaurice tjf11 at cus.cam.ac.uk
Tue Apr 4 07:10:39 EST 1995


In article <3ln54m$qo2 at dunx1.ocs.drexel.edu>,
Matthew Jamerson <st91n2ke at dunx1.ocs.drexel.edu> wrote:
>Third, EBV, as a member of the Herpes viral family, is thought to behave
>as other Herpes Family viruses (HSVI in particular) - since HSVI is known
>to remain latent in nerve ganglion - why not EBV which is also
>characterized as a chronic infective agent.
>
Because its a gammaherpesvirus, not an alphaherpesvirus. The linking 
feature of the herpesviruses is the latent state not the latent site.

Tim




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