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If someone with mono spits in your eye will you catch it?
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: The kissing disease
Mono is transmitted via saliva, hence the nickname: kissing disease.
It's highly contagious and having an infected-spit in your eye can transmit the disease. But, chances are you already had the disease and so this won't do much. Like all other "things in your eyes, "quickly flush it out with plenty of water will significantly reduce the possibility of harm. Cosult doc if u r concerned. Good luck.

In brief: The kissing disease
Mono is transmitted via saliva, hence the nickname: kissing disease.
It's highly contagious and having an infected-spit in your eye can transmit the disease. But, chances are you already had the disease and so this won't do much. Like all other "things in your eyes, "quickly flush it out with plenty of water will significantly reduce the possibility of harm. Cosult doc if u r concerned. Good luck.
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