A type of cancer, also known as Burkitt's lymphoma, which is associated with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), though it is not known if EBV actually causes the tumor or not. This lymphoma of the B lymphocytes is rare in developed countries but is relatively common among people living in New Guinea and East Africa.

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