What is Mononucleosis and what are the symptoms ?

NationalNutrition 3 months 2022-06-28T10:58:11+00:00 0 Answer 0

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  1. Mononucleosis, or Mono for short, is most commonly caused by the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), although other viruses, including cytomegalovirus (CMV), have also been implicated in some Mono cases.

    It most often occurs in adolescents, anywhere from 15 to 19 years of age, although it can affect those in any age group. Humans are the only known reservoir for EBV, so logically the infection can spread among humans. Spread usually requires close contact, most commonly transmitted through saliva, one reason why it is often also called the ‘kissing disease’. Overall the virus has very low transmissibility and does not occur in epidemics. Isolation is not necessary.

    Mononucleosis causes fever, head ache, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, particularly those of the neck, and severe fatigue. Mono may also cause a skin rash, especially if the individual is being treated with ampicillin or amoxicillin for a concurrent throat infection.

    For more details pls check https://www.nationalnutrition.ca/articles/health-concerns/mononucleosis/

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