A person diagnosed with mono shows the signs of a reddened sore throat and whitish coating on the tonsils.

A person diagnosed with mono shows the signs of a reddened sore throat and whitish coating on the tonsils.

Mononucleosis in adults is pretty uncommon, because most adults are infected with the virus when they are children, which...

Mononucleosis in adults is pretty uncommon, because most adults are infected with the virus when they are children, which...

This electron microscopic image of two Epstein-Barr virus virions (viral particles) shows round capsids -- protein-encased genetic material -- loosely surrounded by the membrane envelope.

This electron microscopic image of two Epstein-Barr virus virions (viral particles) shows round capsids -- protein-encased genetic material -- loosely surrounded by the membrane envelope.

Mononucleosis aka "mono", caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Spreads through contact with saliva, mucus from nose/throat, tears, sharing eating utensils or toothbrushes. Treatment: rest, salt water gargle, Tylenol, or corticosteroids in severe cases. Avoid heavy lifting/contact sports as spleen may be enlarged and straining/impact could cause it to burst.

Mononucleosis aka "mono", caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Spreads through contact with saliva, mucus from nose/throat, tears, sharing eating utensils or toothbrushes. Treatment: rest, salt water gargle, Tylenol, or corticosteroids in severe cases. Avoid heavy lifting/contact sports as spleen may be enlarged and straining/impact could cause it to burst.

Rubella. Petechiae on the hard palate of the same individual (Forchheimer's sign).

Rubella. Petechiae on the hard palate of the same individual (Forchheimer's sign).

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Treat Epstein Barr Virus (EBV)

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