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If ive had mono can I get it again from someone else

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Common scenario: All precautions should be followed strictly at all times in order to prevent contamination/infection at the point of care. While in some instances tha... Read More
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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 53 years experience
Not likely: Infectious mononucleosis,usually caused by EBV virus, is contracted mainly thru oral contact with a patients saliva. IM is uncommon in adults because ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Depends: Mono can be caused by several different viruses, if you had a different virus than the next person you could get it again. Watch: http://www.Youtube.C... Read More
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
No: Generally, mono (epstein barr virus) is a once in a life time infection for the vast majority of people. If you had mono, then you have antibodies ag... Read More
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Not good idea : Classic mononucleosis is caused by the epstein-barr virus (ebv). Other viruses can cause mono like diseases. Once you've had ebv, you get life long ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No, you only get: mono once. You develop antibodies which protect you from getting it again. The test for the mono antibodies will remain positive; that is why some peo... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
U should B immune: Traditional ebv mono will give you long lasting immunity. There is some evidence that it can reactivate in those on immunosupressive agents or with we... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
See below: Mononucleosis is generally a self limited infection that resolves without treatment. If there are complications or a severe infection corticosteroids... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Unlikely,but possibl: The contagious period for mono is generally considered the first 3-4 weeks.However, the virus then will go dormant in a patient and may intermittently... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Unlikely: With a normal incubation expected to run 4-6 weeks this is not likely to be your problem.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
U should B immune: Traditional ebv mono will give you long lasting immunity. There is some evidence that it can reactivate in those on immunosuppressive agents or with w... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 29 years experience
Unlikely: While one has antibodies for life after being exposed to the virus that causes mono. The virus should no longer be causing a problem.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Always Possible: Mononucleosis is caused by a virus, and generally speaking, all viruses are contagious to one extent or another. Keep an eye out for fevers, malaise,... Read More
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