How does mononucleosis (MONO) affect my body?

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Mononucleosis affects the body by causing sore throat, fever, and fatigue, among other symptoms. The body's white blood cell count is also elevated. In 50 percent of people, the virus causes the spleen to enlarge. Some may also experience liver inflammation and jaundice, or yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes.

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