By: Ann Katheryn Fadal
Decription of mono
the presence of an abnormally large number of mono nuclear leukocytes, or monocles, in the blood.
Mono is a disease that is caused by saliva exchange, it enlarges your liver or spleen and your throat. It can also be mistaken for strep throat or the flu. The only way to treat it is to rest and to take pain relievers. It is known as the "kissing disease".
How is mono transmitted?
Who does mono victimze?
Where is mono found?
What are the symptoms of mono?
What is the damage?
How do you treat mono?
- Infectious mononucleosis (mono) is a contagious illness caused by the (EBV).
- The infection can be spread by saliva, and the incubation period for mono is four to eight weeks.
- Most adults have laboratory evidence (antibodies against the EBV) indicative of a previous infection with EBV and are immune to further infection.
- The symptoms of mono include, fever, fatigue, sore throat, and swollen lymph nodes.
- The diagnosis of mono is confirmed by blood tests.
- Mono can cause liver inflammation (hepatitis) and enlargement of the spleen.
- People who have had mono can continue to shed virus particles in their saliva during reactivation of the viral infection throughout their lifetime.
- Vigorous contact sports should be avoided in the illness and recovery phase to prevent rupture of the spleen.