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How does mononucleosis affect teens differently than adults?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Young adults and teens develop more severe symptoms of mononucleosis than adults. By adulthood, 95% of people have had the Epstein-Barr virus, which causes mono. If they have, they are immune.

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