Epstein Barr Virus (EBV)
Epstein-Barr Virus is a cancer causing virus in the herpes family and and is one of the most common viruses in humans. Epstein-Barr virus occurs worldwide. It is known to cause infectious mononucleosis and is causes a number of cancer including Burkitt's Lymphoma and Nasopharageal carcinoma. In addition, EBV is suspected to have a role in the pathogenesis of Multiple Sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases.
Merkel Cell Polyomavirus (MCV)
Merkel Cell polyomavirus is a tumor virus, belonging to the polyomavirus family of viruses. It is suspected to cause the majority of cases of Merkel Cell Carcinoma, a rare but aggressive form of skin cancer. MCV commonly infects older children and adults.