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Dr. Michael Ein
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Mono (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono, is a contagious illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more


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Can an adult get mono?

Can an adult get mono?

Yes: Many people will get this in childhood as a simple flu like illness and never be sick enough to seek care. If an adult is not immune, they can get it and usually have a more intense experience with it. Often they can be quite ill for up to 3 weeks and a few are ill for 3 months. ...Read more

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Can i get mono twice mono?

Can i get mono twice mono?

Once : Once a patient has had mono, they will always test positive for the virus. In general, patients only get true mono one time, but if the patient is very "run-down", or susceptible from physical stressors, the virus can re-activate and cause mono symptoms and can also be contagious again. ...Read more

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What is the youngest age you can get mono?

Infancy: Mononucleosis can happen in infancy and is often no more intense than many of the other viral illneses they will experience. When they do have it, they develop immunity against later recurrences. ...Read more

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Will I get mono from my boyfriend if he has mono?

Will I get mono from my boyfriend if he has mono?

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 the first symptoms and lasts 3 weeks in most, longer in some.You can be supportive,but less intimate, and might avoid it.Yet you are likely incubating it already if susceptible. I'd probably take my chances unless I wanted an excuse to take off. ...Read more

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Is it possible that adults get mono from children?

Is it possible that adults get mono from children?

Depends: The main cause of mono, the eb virus will confer lifelong immunity. Many have this infection in childhood and will never have this as adults.If the adult missed it during childhood, it could certainly spread to them if exposed. ...Read more

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Can you get mono from sharing a bottle?

It's possible.: Infectious mononucleosis (aka "mono") is indeed contagious as suggested by the name. Commonly referred to as "kissing disease", this viral infection is typically passed along by oral secretions (i.e. Saliva); so, certainly sharing a bottle would be a possible vehicle for transfer of saliva--much like kissing! please exercise caution with thorough cleansing of eating utensils used by those infected. ...Read more

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Can you get mono if you don't have a spleen?

Can you get mono if you don't have a spleen?

Yes: Mono is a pattern infection responsible for the appearance a mononuclear white cells in excessive numbers.There are several potential germs that cause it, 80% as the E. B. virus. The germ does not care if you have a spleen or not when you get it. ...Read more

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Can you get mono even with out kissing anyone?

Yes: All you need for exposure is contact with the virus.This can be left transiently on surfaces like door handles, doors, etc. That you touch as part of your normal day. Adults randomly touch their face, nose or mouth a few times every hour and this can transfer the germ to a point where it can enter your system. Frequent hand washing helps avoid this mode of exposure. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
379 doctors shared insights

Infectious Mononucleosis (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis is an infectious illness caused by a virus, called Ebstein Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more