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By Lynne Rogers FNP-C
Seeley-Swan Medical Center Partnership Health Center 

Get the Facts About Mono

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Lynne Rogers, FNP-C

I can remember as a teenager when mononucleosis or mono was going around in my high school and about half the class was out sick. I was included in the "out sick" population. Mono also known as the "kissing disease" but unfortunately I'm pretty sure that's not how I acquired mono.

Mono can be spread through saliva. It can be passed from person to person when they share cups, bottles, eating utensils and through kissing, coughing and sneezing. It's more common in the teenage and young adult population but it isn't uncommon for the elementary school children to become infected.

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