MONO

When you talk about Mono, it’s about a viral disease. This viral infection is caused by the Epstein-Barrvirus (EBV). This is a herpes virusand is also called mononucleosis infectosia. This disease is common with young adults, but also with little kids. With little kids the symptoms stay unclear and the disease can’t always be diagnosed. We do know that about half of the kids has experienced the disease in their first five years after birth. 80 percent of the adults has antibodies against this disease, what means that most people have to deal with the infection in their life. Because of this most people don’t even know that they have Mono.

Mono is also known as the kissing disease, and for a good reason. This is because the disease can be transmitted through saliva.

Symptoms of Mono:
The symptoms of Mono are:
-Throat infection
-Tiredness
-Swollen lymph glands

There are other symptoms, but they do not always appear:
-Loss of appetite
-Cough
-Swollen liver
-Rash
-Fever
-Oedema, often near the eyes
-Pressing pain on the chest
-Swollen spleen
-Jaundice

Incubation period of Mono
There isn’t a steady incubation period for Mono. It depends on age. With little kids it’s about four to ten days and with adults it could be between four and seven weeks.

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