How many people suffer from mononucleosis?

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It is not certain how many people suffer from mononucleosis. Teens are more likely to get all the symptoms, and the disease does not always present symptoms in children. We do know that infection with the virus that causes mono is very common. About 50% of children in the United States aged 5 and younger and 95% of adult have been infected.

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Viral Infections

Viral Infections

Viral infections like herpes simplex, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), chicken pox and rotavirus are infections caused by a virus instead of a bacterium. Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics, but some specific viruses ...

like influenza A and B can be treated with certain antiviral medications. Most commonly, treatment for viral infections includes drinking lots of fluids, getting rest, eating well and letting the illness run its course.
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