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Can you get mono from drinking out of someones waterbottle who has mono

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Can't say if you: Will be infected or not - but that is a risky behavior. It may take 10 to 60 days to develop symptoms of mononucleosis.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: The majority of adults have mono in childhood and are immune. For those that are not, the illness is harsh. The contagious period begins days before t ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It is possible. Mono is contagious.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily.: If your boyfriend has been infected with the epstein barr virus then activities such as kissing could transmit the virus to you. He may or may not hav ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not much you can: Many people have mono in childhood and will be immune thereafter.If you were exposed and did not, it may not be enough to pass it on or it may be seve ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Sort of.: There are two separate viruses that cause mono-like illnesses; ebv is more commonly symptomatic. In an unusual case, someone who already had CMV might ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Mono not related.: It is unlikely that former infection with mono has any affect on TSH. TSH is generally elevated if the T4 is low, so it is important to check T4 to d ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Yes.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nothing : We are exposed everyday, the virus is ubiquitous, and most of us developed antibodies against it. Developing the disease itself depends on several fac ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
unlikely: Close personal contact is required for transmission.
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