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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. Heidi Fowler
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Infectious Mononucleosis (Definition)

Mononucleosis is a viral disease caused by EB Epstein Barr virus. It can last 10-14 days even up to weeks and become chronic on occasion. A mono assay test can reveal if present and on an CBC can see nucleated or atypical lymphocytes. Sore throat, fatigue, fevers are the main symptoms. Treatment remains bedrest, fluids and Advil 400 mg po q 6 hrs until no symptoms occur. Reg ...Read more


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What is mono? how do you get it?

What is mono? how do you get it?

Saliva: Mono is usually caused by the EB virus and for many it will happen as an unremarkable viral infection in early to mid childhood.If so you would be immune. If not, adolescent or adult mono tends to be more intense and lengthy.It can pass through the saliva of asymptomatic persons either through direct or indirect contact. ...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?

Transfer: Mono like many viral illnesses is often contageous before the person knows they are sick. It will end up in their saliva which may pass to their fingers when they touch their face.It then will contaminate any surface/object/doorknob/banister etc that it touches. People often pick up these germs by touching objects & then touching their face/mouth.This can be transmitted intimately but often is not ...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. 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