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Enfermedad del Beso (Epstein-Barr)

Enfermedad del Beso (Epstein-Barr) under a microscope!

Un beso es sólo un beso ¡a no ser que esta enfermedad esté rondando! Un 95% de la población ha conocido a este encanto: averigua a quién le gusta enamorar.

FACTS: The Kissing Disease, or mononucleosis, is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (named after its discovers Michael Epstein and Y. M. Barr.) More than 95% of the population is infected!

Most people catch the virus at a very young age, at which time the symptoms are often too mild to be noticed.

However, those who catch it when they are young adults (or older) suffer from sore throats, swollen lymph glands, and extreme malaise. In addition, the spleen can become enlarged – sports and strenuous activities must be avoided to prevent rupture. Epstein-Barr virus also causes an increase in the level of "mononuclear" white blood cells in the blood, which is how the disease got its nickname.

Nevertheless, Epstein-Barr is not very contagious. Transmission requires close contact such as kissing or sharing drinks. And with an incubation period of 4-7 weeks, it can be a while before you know whether you’ve caught it.

Most people get over Epstein-Barr in a couple of weeks – though it can take up to a year to kiss the virus goodbye!

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Enfermedad del Beso (Epstein-Barr) Enfermedad del Beso (Epstein-Barr) GMEU-PD-0430
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Sizes Giantmicrobes are based on actual microbes, cells, organisms and other critters, only 1,000,000 times actual size!
Gigantic (GG) 40-60cm
XL (XL) 25-38cm
Original (PD) 12-20cm
Minis (MM) 5-10cm each
Keychain (KC) 5-10cm with clip
Materials Plush from all new materials. Stuffed with polyester fiber fill. Surface washable: sponge with water & soap, air dry.
Empaque Each plush microbe includes a printed card with fun, educational and fascinating facts about the actual microbe or cell.
Safety Every product meets or exceeds U.S. and European standards for safety. For ages 3 and up.

All about Enfermedad del Beso (Epstein-Barr)

FACTS: The Kissing Disease, or mononucleosis, is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (named after its discovers Michael Epstein and Y. M. Barr.) More than 95% of the population is infected!

Most people catch the virus at a very young age, at which time the symptoms are often too mild to be noticed.

However, those who catch it when they are young adults (or older) suffer from sore throats, swollen lymph glands, and extreme malaise. In addition, the spleen can become enlarged – sports and strenuous activities must be avoided to prevent rupture. Epstein-Barr virus also causes an increase in the level of "mononuclear" white blood cells in the blood, which is how the disease got its nickname.

Nevertheless, Epstein-Barr is not very contagious. Transmission requires close contact such as kissing or sharing drinks. And with an incubation period of 4-7 weeks, it can be a while before you know whether you’ve caught it.

Most people get over Epstein-Barr in a couple of weeks – though it can take up to a year to kiss the virus goodbye!

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