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A 36-year-old female asked:

If you eat food at a buffet can you get mono from the food or utensils?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hard to say: The germs of mono are shed in the saliva and can remain active on environmental surfaces for hours. If contaminated utensils were used for a buffet, that might be a source for spread.However, most buffet houses have strict clean plate refill policies and replace serving ware often.Becoming known as a source for a community illness would kill their business

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