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Health Tip: Understanding Mono

Posted 21 Jun 2018 by

-- Once you contract mononucleosis, the virus behind it stays in your body, the Nemours Foundation says. In fact, about 95 percent of adults have the virus inside them, Nemours says. You won't always be contagious, but symptoms of the virus – usually Epstein-Barr – can resurface. Common symptoms include fatigue, fever, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. Once you're infected, it can take ...

Can 'Mono' Virus Up Odds for 7 Other Diseases?

Posted 16 Apr 2018 by

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 – Millions of young Americans have lived through the fatigue and discomfort of mononucleosis. Now, new research suggests, but doesn't prove, that the virus that causes the illness may be linked to an increased risk for seven other serious immune-system diseases. Those diseases include lupus; multiple sclerosis; rheumatoid arthritis; juvenile idiopathic arthritis; ...

More Evidence Links the 'Mono' Virus to MS Risk

Posted 30 Aug 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 – There's more evidence that having mononucleosis may up the risk for multiple sclerosis (MS), with researchers reporting that the link isn't limited to whites. In fact, while "mono consistently increases the risk of developing MS by two- to threefold" among whites, blacks and Hispanics saw a fourfold increased risk in the new study, said lead author Dr. Annette ...

Is It Flu, or Is It Valley Fever?

Posted 28 Jul 2016 by

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 – Early diagnosis of a potentially fatal fungal infection called valley fever can help patients, but too many are misdiagnosed, experts say. Doctors should suspect valley fever in patients with pneumonia or ongoing flu-like symptoms who live in or have visited the west or southwest United States, especially Arizona and central California, according to updated guidelines ...

New Hope for Vaccine Against Germ That Causes 'Mono'

Posted 13 Aug 2015 by

THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 – Mononucleosis: It's a fatiguing disease that lays low thousands of Americans – usually young people – each year. But new, early research offers hope for a vaccine against the virus that's thought to trigger most cases of the illness. The Epstein-Barr virus is also believed to help drive a number of types of cancer. In mice and monkeys, the nanoparticle-based vaccine ...

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