Infectious mononucleosis starts with symptoms including a sore throat and fever. Photo: Alamy

Don’t kiss your health goodbye: all you need to know about mono, the virus that hits teens and young adults hardest

  • The Epstein-Barr virus is a contagious infection transmitted through saliva
  • Symptoms include sore throat and fever, while later developments can include fatigue, enlarged lymph nodes and a swollen spleen
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Infectious mononucleosis starts with symptoms including a sore throat and fever. Photo: Alamy
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Anthea Rowan

Anthea Rowan

Anthea Rowan has written for papers and magazines on almost every continent and on a huge variety of subjects, from travel in Africa to mental illness in the States to education in Europe. Her work has appeared in The Times in London, the Washington Post in America and regularly at the South China Morning Post.