Kissing Disease

Mononucleosis

By JustMommies

Mononucleosis is a viral infection caused by exposure to the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Also referred to as “mono” or the “kissing disease,” mononucleosis most often strikes adolescents and young adults; adults usually have developed immunity to the virus. People with mononucleosis can feel tired and sick for weeks – but not everyone who is exposed to the virus will get mononucleosis. Once you’ve had mononucleosis, you’ll always carry the EBV virus, but you probably won’t get sick again. » Read more