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Old 05-30-2007, 08:12 PM   #1
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Mono...Don't Know About It But I Will Work W/Someone Who Has It

Just found out a co worker has mono - he is coming in to work tomm after a week's absence...do I need to worry about catching it? What if he shakes my hand, answers my phone, etc. Do I need to worry about catching it?

 
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:19 PM   #2
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Re: Mono...Don't Know About It But I Will Work W/Someone Who Has It

mono is spread by bodily fluids like...sneezing, saliva...just dont share any beverages...

just touching things wont matter. and since the person has been out for a week they should be feeling a bit better.

Mono truely doesnt go away, your body becomes a host for mono for the rest of ones life...most people end up having it at least once, sometimes not even knowing it.

 
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Re: Mono...Don't Know About It But I Will Work W/Someone Who Has It

How about epstein bar? How is that shared? And is it shared during an outbrake? What if they haven't had it for years?

Also, how would I know I have mono? Or epstein bar?

 
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Re: Mono...Don't Know About It But I Will Work W/Someone Who Has It

Hi Candp....

Mono is Epstein Barr...most likely you have been exposed to this virus when you were a child. So most likely you are already a carrrier of Epstein Barr. I read that around 90+ people have Epstein Barr virus in their systems.

If you have had chicken pox then you have that type of herpe in your system. And can come out as shingles sometime in your life...

Some of us lucky people have reacurring EBV. Which is also called Chronic Fatigue....

So try and keep your immune system healthy...

Take care....


 
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