Table 1. EBV by the numbers.

Estimated new cases of EBV-associated cancers worldwide per year (9, 10).

CancerNumber of casesNumber of cases attributable to EBV
Burkitt lymphoma
  Developed countries400 100
  Less-developed countries7800 6600
Gastric carcinoma 933,900 84,050
Hodgkin lymphoma 62,400 28,600
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma 80,000 78,100
Total 197,450