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I had infectious mononucleosis when I was 17. I have a friend who now has mono, can I catch it?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: No!

No! you can acquire eb only once.
Viral illnesses with similar sx do not count. Chronic mono excluded!

In brief: No!

No! you can acquire eb only once.
Viral illnesses with similar sx do not count. Chronic mono excluded!
Dr. Thomas Namey
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In brief: Sort of.

There are two separate viruses that cause mono-like illnesses; ebv is more commonly symptomatic.
In an unusual case, someone who already had CMV might get a second round of mono with ebv, or vice versa.

In brief: Sort of.

There are two separate viruses that cause mono-like illnesses; ebv is more commonly symptomatic.
In an unusual case, someone who already had CMV might get a second round of mono with ebv, or vice versa.
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