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The Mononucleosis (or kissing disease)


*What is it ?

Mononucleosis or kissing disease is a viral disease caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, it mainly affects young adults and teenagers and is mainly transmitted by saliva, hence the name kissing disease. It is a fairly common disease.


*how to get it ?

Most of the time, the virus is spread through saliva, hence the name kissing disease, However, saliva is far from always the cause and sick people don't usually know how they got the disease. It is however a disease that can be easily caught


The symptoms

Symptoms of mononucleosis are the following:

sore throat, headache, feeling of being very tired, loss of appetite, and feeling of weakness throughout the body. However, not everyone reacts the same way and some people do not feel much while others have to stop working for several weeks. Symptoms generally last for 4 to 6 weeks.However the virus is only very can very rarely fatal, although complications can appear such as a rupture of the spleen at the time problems during the outbreak , however its complications are rare and can be treated. However, there is no treatment for mononucleosis itself.


*Medical traitement

As said above, there is no treatment for mononucleosis in itself. However there are many forms of treatment for the other causes and complications , the most important and thing is to contact a doctor at the onset of symptoms and go to the hospital in case of complications.


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