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What is mononucleosis?

Infectious mononucleosis, or glandular fever, is a common viral infection affecting mainly adolescents and young adults. It is mainly caused by the Epstein-Barr virus and is spread by saliva, which is why mononucleosis fever is also commonly known as 'the kissing disease'.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 21 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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