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Is mono a form of herpes?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Mono (infectious mononucleosis) is caused by epstein barr virus (ebv), and herpes sores are caused by herpes simplex viruses type 1 or type 2.
Herpes simplex and ebv are different viruses.

In brief: No

Mono (infectious mononucleosis) is caused by epstein barr virus (ebv), and herpes sores are caused by herpes simplex viruses type 1 or type 2.
Herpes simplex and ebv are different viruses.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Not really!

Both can be orally contagious, but very different!

In brief: Not really!

Both can be orally contagious, but very different!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology

In brief: Yes

Yes it is caused by one of the herpes viruses.

In brief: Yes

Yes it is caused by one of the herpes viruses.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dr. Robert Jackson
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