The University of Minnesota’s freshman class of 2016 isn’t just getting its feet wet in college, it is soaking up the viruses and germs that come with a new environment and lifestyle. And that exposure is exactly what Henry Balfour, Jr., M.D. is looking to investigate.

Balfour has been studying mononucleosis, a common disease among young people caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), for 10 years. His goal is developing a way to prevent it.

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