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After getting mono, will I always be able to give it to someone else?
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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology
In brief: Up to 18 months
Ebstein barr virus has been cultured in patient with mono 18 months after initial infection.
The igm in this viral illness stays positive for a long time. As long as igm is positive you definitely can transmit it.

In brief: Up to 18 months
Ebstein barr virus has been cultured in patient with mono 18 months after initial infection.
The igm in this viral illness stays positive for a long time. As long as igm is positive you definitely can transmit it.
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes, sort of
After getting mono, due to ebv virus, a person will have ebv virus in his saliva sometimes.
If he does heavy kissing with people who did not get ebv as a child, then those people can catch ebv from him and get mono. However, if he raises his kids in a way where they share foods, drinks, spoons, straws, normal kisses, etc..., his young kids can get ebv from him and have only mild symptoms, not mono.

In brief: Yes, sort of
After getting mono, due to ebv virus, a person will have ebv virus in his saliva sometimes.
If he does heavy kissing with people who did not get ebv as a child, then those people can catch ebv from him and get mono. However, if he raises his kids in a way where they share foods, drinks, spoons, straws, normal kisses, etc..., his young kids can get ebv from him and have only mild symptoms, not mono.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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