Glandular fever

Infectious mononucleosis

Symptoms

-flu like symptoms

-possible skin rash

-nausea

-sore throat

-swelling Around eyes

-diarrhea

-vomiting

3 types of tests

Physical examination; description of symptoms in order to detect swollen lymph nodes , tonsils, liver, spleen.

Blood tests: antibody to detect specific anti bodies to the Epstein-Barr virus.

White blood cell: to check if white blood cell number is higher than usual.

What causes it?

-most often spread through saliva which is why it is also referred to as the "kissing disease"

-sneezing and coughing

Prevention

-good hand washing techniques

-minimize contact with saliva

-avoid sharing cups and glasses

Nutritional plan

-fill up on fluids, drink plenty of water

-protein, eat less red meats eat more beans, eggs, chicken, fish

-eat whole grains

Summary

It's called the Epstein-Barr virus, when you first get it you get very tired sore throat vomiting nausea this virus swells up your tonsils, liver, spleen, and lymph nodes you should recover within a month. the virus is not curable it remains dormant in the body but it does go away eventually on its own.