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  • Posted: 04/07/2006
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Other Viruses

Epstein-Barr virus causes mononucleosis. In people with weakened immune systems, it can also lead to some types of lymphoma.

People with weakened immune systems may also be at risk for a cancer called Kaposi's sarcoma if they are infected with human herpesvirus 8 (also known as Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus, or KSHV). In the United States, KSHV infection is most common in homosexual men.

Other Viruses