Infectious mononucleosis

Infectious mononucleosis, also known as glandular fever, is an infection usually caused by the Epstein–Barr virus. Most people are infected by the virus as children, when the disease produces... Wikipedia

  • Specialty:  Infectious disease
  • Symptoms:  Fever, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, tiredness
  • Duration:  2–4 weeks
  • Causes:  Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) usually spread via saliva
  • Diagnostic method:  Based on symptoms and blood tests
  • Treatment:  Drinking enough fluids, getting sufficient rest, pain medications such as paracetamol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen
  • Frequency:  45 per 100,000 per year (U.S.)
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo