Information on Mono
Mononucleosis, an illness more commonly known as "mono," is a type of viral infection. It is caused by either the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) or cytomegalovirus (CMV).
People with mono often have enlarged glands or lymph nodes, and may also experience high fever, chills, and white patches on the back of the throat. Lack of energy is another common symptom. There is currently no treatment to kill either of the viruses that cause mononucleosis, but various treatments are available to relieve symptoms of the illness while your body fights the infection.
(Click Mononucleosis for more information on this condition, including details on why mono is often referred to as the "kissing disease.")