Question by  Xerxes187 (15)

What kind of sickness is mono?

Infection? Virus?


Answer by  feodin (201)

Mononucleosis is an infection by the Epstein-Barr Virus. It is a variety of human herpes virus, meaning that the virus remains dormant in your body forever after infection.


Answer by  GilFinn (2065)

Mono (short of Mononucleosis) is a condition caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. It effects mostly young children and teenagers, and is commonly known as the "Kissing" disease.


Answer by  TwoToneDodge (2204)

Mono is an extremely infectious and easily spread viral infection. It attacks the lymph nodes and causes sore thought, Swollen glands and high fever. It can be less damaging or severe in younger children and most people will end up getting a form of it in their lifetime. Maybe very mild.


Answer by  joebob31 (622)

It is a viral infection. It is spread by the Epstein-Barr virus in saliva. The virus can be spread for many months after symptoms disappear.


Answer by  Rhauk (0)

Viral infection by the Epstein-Barr virus. Rarely kills, quite a nuisance. Avoid contact sports for six weeks and take whatever NSAID you want.

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