10 Mono Symptoms

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Symptom #2: Fever

Fever, or pyrexia, is when the set point of body temperature increases. It is a nonspecific symptom that occurs in many conditions, such as viral, bacterial, or parasitic infections. It is the body’s natural way of helping the immune system fight an infection.

When the set point of body temperature increases, the body tries to reach a higher temperature. The repeated muscle contractions caused by shivering help increase body temperature as the body continuously tries to produce and conserve more heat. Mononucleosis usually causes a low-grade fever and chills are uncommon.


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