8 Common Signs Of Mononucleosis

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Infectious mononucleosis, commonly known as mono, is very often called the “kissing disease”. In the developed world, it is associated mostly with adolescents and young adults because it is transmitted through saliva. You can also catch mono through inhaling saliva droplets from a cough or a sneeze, or by sharing a glass or food utensils with an infected person. Mono isn’t as contagious as other infections like the common cold, as only about 45 out of 100,000 people develop mono each year.
Read on to find out the symptoms of this kissing disease!

1. Fatigue

Mono is a common disease that may result in symptoms of persistent fatigue or extreme tiredness. In a study of 150 patients with mono, their fatigue took a while to go away, and was still present in 13% of subjects at the end of six months. Women seemed to be more gravely affected than men, especially among college students who participated in the study. Mono may be the sole cause or merely a contributor to your tiredness, but do make it a point to ask your doctor about sleep disorders if you find yourself still very tired well after your mono has gone away.