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If you had mono can you get it again from kissing?

If you had mono can you get it again from kissing?

Yes and no: Most mono is caused by the eb virus and a prior infection will provide you long term immunity.There are other viruses that can produce a mono syndrome like cytomegalovirus, and the prior eb virus mono will not prevent you from having this form. ...Read more

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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What is mono? how do you get it?

Mononucleosis: Mononucleosis is a viral infection. It can cause fatigue, swollen lymph glands, fever or sore throat. It goes away by itself- no treatment is needed and antibiotics won't help. It can be spread by close contact, including kissing and sharing a glass or utensil. See your doctor if you feel you may have mono. A simple blood test can help determine if that is true. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about mono and how can you get it?

Can you please tell me about mono and how can you get it?

Mononucleosis: Mononucleosis is an infection which can be caused by the epstein-barr virus or the cytomegalovirus. It causes swollen lymph nodes, sore throat & fever and is spread when people have close contact. It is sometimes called the kissing disease. Avoid sharing utensils or kissing if someone has mononucleosis. ...Read more

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Once someone gets and recovers from mono can they get it again?

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 people misinterpret their results and think they have it again. ...Read more

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What is the youngest age that kids can get the typical mono syndrome?

What is the youngest age that kids can get the typical mono syndrome?

Possible at any age.: In developed countries, infants and young children who catch mononucleosis may have no symptoms, but any patient could present with sore throat, cold symptoms, headache, enlarged lymph nodes, fever, and/or liver or spleen enlargement or a rash. ...Read more

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How do you get mono?

How do you get mono?

Saliva: Infectious mononucleosis (mono) is often called kissing disease. Virus causing mono is transmitted through saliva, so you can get it through kissing, but you can also be exposed through a cough or sneeze, or by sharing a glass or food utensils with someone who has mono. However, mononucleosis isn't as contagious as some infections, such as the common cold. ...Read more

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How do you get mono?

How do you get mono?

Saliva: Mono is an infection by epstein barr virus. The virus is spread through saliva. It may also be acquired through blood transfusion. For details see the site below. http://www.medicinenet.com/infectious_mononucleosis/page3.htm#how_is_mono_transmitted_or_spread. ...Read more

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Why don't more adults get mono?

Childhood infection: Most cases of infectious mononucleosis ("mono") occur during childhood. The great majority of people make protective antibody that last long term, decreasing the incidence (new cases) of mono in adulthood. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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Mononucleosis (Definition)

Glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis, or just "mono") is an illness caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus. The infection may feature fever, sore throat, fatigue, and swollen lymph ...Read more