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Is it possible to get mono more than once?

Is it possible to get mono more than once?

Married to it: Mononucleosis caused by ebv ( epstein bar virus ) some times also by CMV ( cytomeglovirus ) once infected virus stays in the body rest of the life, so married to it and rarely get a divorce ! ...Read more

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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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Is it possible to get mono from someone who had it 4 months ago?

Is it possible to get mono from someone who had it 4 months ago?

Unlikely,but possibl: The contagious period for mono is generally considered the first 3-4 weeks.However, the virus then will go dormant in a patient and may intermittently return to be secreted in the saliva over months or years. ...Read more

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Can you get mono more than once?

Can you get mono more than once?

More than one cause: Traditional mononucleosis describes a flu like illness with fever, swollen glands & the appearance of monocytes ( a white blood cell type) in the blood. About 90% of cases are caused by the eb virus, a member of the herpes virus family.Once experienced, immunity should be lifelong. Other agents like CMV virus, toxoplasma gondii, & adeno virus can cause a similar illness. ...Read more

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Can you get mono more than once?

Can you get mono more than once?

Mono: Usually you can have a relapse of symptoms with or without complication, . ...Read more

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Can I get mono more than once? I'm on immune suppressing drugs for Crohn's and I feel like I have mono again.

Can I get mono more than once? I'm on immune suppressing drugs for Crohn's and I feel like I have mono again.

Yes: Mono a syndrome, named for the predominance of a particular white cell, the monocyte during the active illness. 80% is triggered by the EB virus, while a hand full of other viruses and germs can produce similar symptoms/monocyte predominance. If immune suppressed, you are more likely to have such problems.Confer with your doc as needed to manage symptoms. ...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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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 you get mono twice?

Most get it once: Most people get mono only once. Rarely mono can recur or reactivate. Also bear in mind there are other viral infections that have the same symptoms as mono. More about mono: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mononucleosis/expert-answers/mononucleosis/faq-20058564 ...Read more

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Can i get mono twice mono?

Can i get mono twice mono?

No, but....: The classical mono is caused by EB virus, and you only get it once. Afterwards you will have lifelong immunity. However, there are other germs that can cause a mono like illness. Acquisition of this 2nd or 3rd germs could give you a similar illness. ...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