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What is mononucleosis?

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Mononucleosis is an infectious illness that�s sometimes called mono. It�s contagious, but you�re less likely to catch mono than other illnesses like the common cold.

Mono isn�t usually a serious illness, but it can lead to complications that in some cases make the disease more dangerous. The symptoms of mono can be mild, but they can also become very severe. If that happens, you may not be able to take part in your normal, daily activities for up to several weeks.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Mononucleosis.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Mononucleosis.”

KidsHealth.org: “Mononucleosis.”

CDC: “About Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV).”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 02, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Mononucleosis.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Mononucleosis.”

KidsHealth.org: “Mononucleosis.”

CDC: “About Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV).”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 02, 2019

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