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Why do some people get mono and others don't?

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Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Mono

Everyone is different.
Some people get cancer while others don't. Some people get more severe colds than other people.

In brief: Mono

Everyone is different.
Some people get cancer while others don't. Some people get more severe colds than other people.
Dr. David Martin
Dr. David Martin
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: It's viral

Neat experiments showed that most people had acute ebstein-barr infections (the offical name for mono) by the time they're 4 years old.
So the few who don't, get mono later. Mono virus sometimes causes "clinical" infections - ones that have symptoms, and sometimes result in "subclinical" infections that don't have any obvious symptoms. Both kinds can lead to immunity so you don't get it again.

In brief: It's viral

Neat experiments showed that most people had acute ebstein-barr infections (the offical name for mono) by the time they're 4 years old.
So the few who don't, get mono later. Mono virus sometimes causes "clinical" infections - ones that have symptoms, and sometimes result in "subclinical" infections that don't have any obvious symptoms. Both kinds can lead to immunity so you don't get it again.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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