Diagnosis Epstein-Barr is the virus that causes mononucleosis. You might know this disease better by its nickname, "mono." It's also called the " kissing disease" because of one way you can spread Author: Stephanie Watson.
Known as kissing disease, infectious mononucleosis (IM) is spread by intimate contact with someone shedding the virus. It typically occurs in young adults who haven’t been exposed early in life. It usually catches the person off guard when immune system functions are depressed, such as during the stress of high school or college.
Comment: Although Epstein-Barr-virus (EBV)-induced infectious mononucleosis usually occurs in young adults between the ages of 15 and 30 if it occurs in older individuals, it frequently presents diagnostic problems. These two reports described middle-age to elderly patients all of whom had definitive evidence of a current EBV primary infection.
Mar 27, 2019 · Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a member of the herpesvirus family that can infect humans. EBV infections are very common — you’ve probably already contracted the virus Author: Jill Seladi-Schulman, Phd.