Hi everyone, I wish I would just stop doing search engines on the computer, then I just start getting worried. I just found out that I had this (which is in the Chronic Stage) and googled this. EBV infection is linked with a number of tumors. Endemic Burkitt lymphoma, the most common tumor of childhood in Africa, is associated with EBV and malaria. Infection with Plasmodium falciparum malaria stimulates polyclonal B cell proliferation with EBV infection and impairs T lymphocyte response to EBV, apparently contributing to tumor pathogenesis. In Asia, EBV infection is related to development of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Most non-Hodgkin lymphomas are associated with EBV, and evidence of the EBV genome is demonstrable in many of these tumors. EBV also is associated with Hodgkin lymphoma, where EBV genome is present in the Reed-Sternberg cell.