Have you ever heard of Mononucleosis but you never actually had it? Well Mononucleosis (Mono) is an infectious disease that is often spread by close contact.


Mono can be spread from contact with saliva, mucus from the nose and throat, and sometimes tears. The virus can also spread by kissing. Mono is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. (A family of the herpes virus). The Centers of Disease Control say this is one of the most common viruses to infect humans around the world.
By contact with people, you can get mono.


There are many symptoms caused by Mono that can make you sick. They include severe fatigue, headaches, sore throat, and muscle aches, according to WebMD. Drowsiness, fever, chills, general discomfort, swollen glands, growth in spleen, measles, tiny red spots , bruises, rashes and white spots in the mouth, loss of appetite, and soreness in the upper left abdominal area are the symptoms according to KidsHealth. The loss of appetite is also a symptom according to  MyClevelandClinic.
Thermometer with a high temperature is a symptom of mono.


Avoid personal contact with people that have mono. The mono virus can come to healthy people but more to unhealthy people, but if you transmit the virus to someone then you won't have any symptoms anymore. Prevention of the infection is difficult, if not impossible for 95% of adults. People are the main source of transmission of the disease.(according to Medicinenet) Nobody really knows why people get mono but some people get an Epstein-Barr Virus infection without any mono symptoms. Mono isn't as contagious as some infections, such as common colds the MayoClinic website said.  
Don't take Aspirin!!! It will only make it worse.


The best treatment is rest, at least for usually a week or two. To relieve the sore throat, drink lots of fluids, gargle with salt water and take Tylenol -- NOT ASPIRIN!!! As for continuing to work if you have mono - that depends on the severity of your symptoms.(according to MyClevelandClinic) You may recall that speed skater Chris Witty won a Gold Medal at the 2002 Olympics despite having mono, the Dr.Weil website said. But you can't take antibiotics because viruses can't be treated that way. You just have to wait it out.
Drink lots of fluids in order to get mono away faster.

How it impacts cells
According to HealthCentral, the virus attacks lymph nodes in the neck and throat, and it starts sore throat and swollen lymph nodes. As the white blood cells touch the virus the virus changes shape and multiplies. At first no symptoms occur because it takes a couple weeks till enough of the altered cells can gather to start the infection. That is why there is an incubation period for getting mono. The incubation period lasts for around 1 to 2 weeks.


Mono is a bad disease that you never want to get. If you find the symptoms listed above affecting you,make sure you take the proper treatments. Prevent mono because you don't want to spread it around. Don't get sick, use our tricks!