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A 18-year-old male asked:

On the weekend, i kissed this girl who got sick days later. she got glandular fever, but was given it by someone a few weeks earlier. will i get it?

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Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Not necessarily: Sounds like the girl may have had a viral illness. Whether you get it or not depends on many factors, including your immune system, whether you have been exposed to that particular virus before, your body's stress level, and numerous other variables. The usual incubation period for such an illness is 7-10 days, so you should know in a week or so. Hope this helps!

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