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How does a 2 year old get mono? Immune system problem? How long will it last?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Around the world eb virus infections (mono) are commonly experienced in early childhood.
The virus is spread in the saliva of both symptomatic & some asymptomatic patients & can live for several hours outside the body. Incubation can be 30-50 days & symptoms can be minimal, last o few weeks or a few months in < 10%90% of adults have been infected in their lifetime.

In brief: Close contact

Around the world eb virus infections (mono) are commonly experienced in early childhood.
The virus is spread in the saliva of both symptomatic & some asymptomatic patients & can live for several hours outside the body. Incubation can be 30-50 days & symptoms can be minimal, last o few weeks or a few months in < 10%90% of adults have been infected in their lifetime.
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