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  • Mononucleosis for Teens

    It's sometimes called "the kissing disease," but kissing is just one of the ways that someone can catch mono.

  • Word! Mononucleosis for Kids

    People call mononucleosis "kissing disease" because you can get it from someone else's saliva. Mono can make you feel super tired and sick.

  • Mononucleosis Special Needs Factsheet for Educators

    What teachers should know about mono, how to help infected students, and how to protect uninfected students.

  • Mononucleosis for Teens

    See answers to common questions about mono.

  • Mononucleosis for Parents

    Mononucleosis - or "mono" - is an infection that produces flu-like symptoms, and usually goes away on its own in a few weeks with the help of plenty of fluids and rest.

  • Can a Person Get Mono More Than Once? for Teens

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • ¿Qué es mono? Para Niños

    ¿Has oído hablar de la enfermedad del beso? Si has respondido sí y sabes que se le conoce como mono, estás en lo cierto. Pero debes saber que esta enfermedad no se contrae solamente al besar a otra persona. La mononucleosis infecciosa, conocida por su nombre más corto mono, es causada por el virus Epstein-Barr (EBV), un tipo de virus que pertenece a la familia del herpes. Otros virus de esta misma familia causan ampollas o úlceras y enfermedades como la varicela.

  • Síndrome de fatiga crónica Para Adolescentes

    El síndrome de fatiga crónica es una afección muy difícil de diagnosticar —y que no se acaba de entender por completo. A pesar de tratarse de un problema físico, también tiene componentes psicológicos.

  • What's Mono? for Kids

    Kissing is just one of the ways that someone can spread mononucleosis. Most people who get mono are between the ages of 15 and 25, but younger kids can get it, too.

  • Citomegalovirus Para Padres

    La infección por citomegalovirus (CMV), un miembro de la familia de los virus del herpes, es muy frecuente.



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