Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono or the "kissing disease," is an infection that may cause fever, sore throat, fatigue, and/or enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. Infectious mononucleosis is caused by acquiring the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which can spread from person to.
Learn about the symptoms and treatment of the kissing disease in adults Infectious mononucleosis (mono) is often called the kissing disease.
Infectious mononucleosis mainly affects younger adults. When older adults do catch the disease, they less often have characteristic.
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