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Mononucleosis :3

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(mah-no-noo-klee-oh-sus) Mononucleosis A disease is any change from or interruption of the normal function of the body. It will disrupt any body part, organ, or system by a variety of many symptoms and signs. It is any disturbance in the body that probably has a specific cause and identifiable symptoms. There are many, many diseases that are simple to catch, just like mono, and others that aren't as easy. Here's a small list: "First of all, What Is a Disease?" The most common way to catch Mono is by having the Epstien-Barr virus inside of you. Mono can be spread through contact with saliva, mucus from the nose and throat, and even sometimes tears. Because the virus can be spread through kissing, it has earned the nickname the "kissing disease." The most common way to "catch" mono is by kissing someone who has been previously infected. If you have never been infected with EBV, kissing someone who is infected can put you at risk for getting the disease. "How Could I Obtain Mono?" The Epstein-Barr virus is not spread as easily as you would think. It takes quite a lot to catch this disease. Ways to prevent catching the disease would be:
Don't kiss or share dishes or eating utensils with someone who has or may have mono. (A brief kiss on the lips is not likely to spread EBV. It is spread when saliva from the infectious gets into another person's mouth.) It would be a good idea to not donate blood if you have mono. It is unusual for EBV to be spread through blood although, it is possible. "How would I prevent myself from receiving mono?" There is no cure for mononucleosis. Almost everyone will have it at some point. Even if you do nothing to fix it, you should start to feel better in about 2 to 4 weeks. Self-care is usually the best way to go because, like many other diseases, there is no cure for mononucleosis. Because mono is caused by a virus, antibiotics such as penicillin won't help unless you have an additional infection like strep throat. In fact, certain antibiotics can even cause a rash if you take them while you have mono. The best treatment is to get plenty of rest, put yourself to bed and pass on school, sports, and other activities. For the fever and aching muscles, try taking acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Even if you're not hungry, try to eat a well-balanced diet and drink lots of water and juices to prevent dehydration. "And if I was to Catch it,
How Could I Cure it?" "What did Epstien and Barr have to do with it?" "An Overlook on Mono!" "What will the future of mononucleosis be like?" Epstien and Barr have the most to do with Mono because, the actual disease originally comes from the EBV virus. Although, not everyone who is exposed to EBV develops the symptoms of mono. Just like many other viruses, it is possible to be exposed to and infected with EBV without actually becoming sick. People who have been infected with EBV will carry the virus for the rest of their lives — even if they never have any signs or symptoms of mono. People who do show symptoms of mono, will most likely never have the disease again. I predict that the future of mono will be still the same disease. There is no current cure for sickness, and there most-likely will never be. There is no possible way of never sharing saliva in your whole life, or at least, I don't think. EBV is a virus you can't escape, as mostly every person is affected with, and although EBV is the most common cause of mono, other viruses, such as cytomegalovirus (pronounced: sye-toe-meh-guh-low-VYE-rus), can cause a similar illness. Like EBV, cytomegalovirus stays in the body for life and may not cause any symptoms. Infectious mononucleosis is a small infectious disease caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. EBV is very common, and almost everyone has been exposed to this virus during some time in their childhood. Mono, or the "kissing disease," is a common illness that can leave you feeling tired and weak for weeks or months. It is an increase in a particular type of white blood cells (lymphocytes) in the bloodstream than there should be as a result of the EBV infection. The ways you would find out if you had mono would be checking for symptoms. They usually begin to appear about 4 to 7 weeks after infection with the virus. Signs that you may have mono include:
•fatigue
•fever
•sore throat
•loss of appetite
•swollen lymph nodes (commonly called glands, located in your neck, underarms, and groin)
•headaches
•sore muscles
•weakness
•larger-than-normal liver or spleen
•skin rash
•abdominal pain
Mono can cause the spleen to swell. Severe pain in the upper left part of your belly may mean that your spleen has burst. This is an emergency. "So what exactly is infectious mononucleosis?" "How do I know if I
have 'mono'?" "Where did you find this information for me?" http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/kb/content/major/hw168620.html http://kidshealth.org/teen/infections/common/mononucleosis.html http://www.medicinenet.com/infectious_mononucleosis/article.htm http://www.ict-science-to-society.org/Pathogenomics/disease.htm "But, what if I've never kissed anyone before?" You can also get mononucleosis through other types of direct contact with saliva, such as by sharing a drink, a toothbrush, an eating utensil, or even lip gloss, lipstick, or lip balm. Researchers believe that mono may be passed sexually as well. Some people who have the virus in their bodies never have any symptoms, but it is still possible for them to pass it to others. Experts believe that EBV can even spread from people who had the virus months before. http://www.drugs.com/cg/mononucleosis.html This is the amount of adults aged 35-40, in the United States, who have been infected by either EBV or mono! PUCKER-UP!
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