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Infectious mononucleosis (mono) occurs in about 1 out of
2,000 people every year. People between the ages of 15 and 24 are most likely
to have symptoms of mono.
Most people have been exposed to
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which causes mono, by the
time they reach adulthood. They likely won't have symptoms, but they can spread
the virus to others every now and then throughout their lives.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerCaroline S. Rhoads, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as ofOctober 14, 2016
Current as of:
October 14, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Caroline S. Rhoads, MD - Internal Medicine
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