Quick Facts about Mononucleosis

Quick Facts help you understand Mono but are not a substitute for diagnosis and treatment by your doctor

Symptoms- fatigue, fever, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes in neck, enlarged spleen, rash

Transmission- From bodily fluids, especially saliva; known as the kissing disease; exposure to toothbrush or other objects exposed to saliva

Prevention - Avoid exposure to saliva and other bodily fluids of persons with the disease

Treatment - See your doctor; get rest, take fluids, address symptoms

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