Epstein-Barr virus, or EBV, is one of the most common human viruses in the world. It spreads primarily through saliva. EBV can cause infectious mononucleosis, also called mono, and other illnesses. Most people will get infected with EBV in their lifetime and will not have any symptoms. Mono caused by EBV is most common among teens and adults…
About Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)Describes the virus, symptoms of EBV infection, how EBV is spread, diagnosis...
About Infectious MononucleosisDescribes the illness, its symptoms, how it spreads, treatment and prevention...
For Healthcare ProvidersDescribes infectious mononucleosis and other illnesses and complications caused by EBV infection…
Laboratory TestingExplains how to use laboratory tests to diagnose EBV infection…
References & ResourcesLists selected scientific articles and books on EBV…
Infectious Mononucleosis (“Mono”)
Typical symptoms of infectious mononucleosis include—
- extreme fatigue
- sore throat
- head and body aches
- swollen lymph nodes in the neck and armpits
- swollen liver or spleen or both
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