Mononucleosis, or mono, is a viral disease that is passed from person to person through saliva and other bodily fluids. Learn about the symptoms of mono, how mono is transmitted, and what to do to help prevent the spread of mono. Read more: Are Mono Symptoms Contagious? Article
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Infectious Mononucleosis (Mono)
Infectious mononucleosis is a virus infection in which there is an increase of white blood cells that are mononuclear (with a single nucleus) "Mono" and "kissing disease" are popular terms for this very common illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).
Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)
The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a common cause of mononucleosis (viral pharyngitis). Symptoms and signs of an EBV infection include swollen lymph nodes, fever, rash, sore throat, malaise, and a swollen liver and/or spleen. Treatment focuses on reducing the severity of the symptoms and signs. There is no vaccine to prevent EBV infections.
Is Mononucleosis (Mono) Contagious?
Mononucleosis (mono) is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus and can be transmitted by an infected person's saliva. Mono symptoms and signs include rash, enlarged spleen, swollen lymph nodes, fever, sore throat, and fatigue.
How Long Does It Take To Heal From Mononucleosis?
Infectious mononucleosis, also called “mono,” is a contagious infection most commonly caused by a herpes virus called Epstein-Barr (EBV). Teenagers and young adults are more commonly affected by mononucleosis.
How Serious Is Mono?
Generally, mono (or mononucleosis) isn’t a serious condition and resolves with proper care and management. However, the complications of mono can prove to be fatal. The symptoms may range from mild to severe and may prevent you from performing day-to-day activities.
How Do You Know If Your Child Has Mono?
Does your child have mono? Learn the symptoms to look out for and what you can do to treat this illness.
Mononucleosis is a contagious (but not highly contagious) disease, mostly caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. Hence, it is also known as infectious mononucleosis.
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