Can You Get Mono Twice?

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2. Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)

Mono is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. It was named after the scientists that discovered the virus: Michael Anthony Epstein and Yvonne Barr. Diagnosing an infection from the virus can be very difficult because its symptoms are so similar to many other conditions. The virus is actually very widespread and a majority of people have been infected with it.

Many will catch the virus during their childhood as children tend to stay physically close to each other. There is as yet no vaccine to protect against the virus, but its mild effects on the body mean it is not a high-priority case.


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