Epstein-Barr virus discoverer dies at 102

Michael Anthony Epstein, a British pathologist who was one of the discoverers of the Epstein–Barr virus, has died at 102, The Washington Post reported.

He discovered the virus along with colleagues and co-researchers Yvonne Barr and Bert Achong in the 1960s.  

Later, Dr. Epstein expanded his work and furthered academic research into how the Epstein-Barr can link to cancer and other chronic conditions.  

Dr. Epstein died Feb. 6 in London, but his specific cause of death was not released.

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