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already having mono once and getting it again, still contagious?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes, but:: Everyone who has ever had mono, is contagious at intervals all their lives - and that's practically everyone, as most people have mild mono as small children, and never get diagnosed.

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I have a friend hrs has mono. Do I need to stay a way from her? Is contagious ?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Mononucleosis: This is highly communicable and usually by direct contact but may be by other means of spread. If your friend now has symptoms they may have been infected for the past 4 to 8 weeks. What is more, the probability is that you have been previously infected with this very common Epstein-Barr Virus.
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Should I go to work if I have mono? How contagious is it?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Mononucleosis: Mononucleosis is a viral infection (EBV) that can cause extreme fatigue, sore throat, cough, abdominal pains, headaches, swollen lymph nodes and other symptoms. Spleen enlargement is an uncommon but serious possibility. EBV is a lifelong infection, but usually remains silent. Viral shedding is at it's peak just before symptoms start and until fever resolves and you are not feeling as ill.

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