Re: mononucleosis virus
I actually just had mono this past summer. Early symptoms include headache, nausea, tiredness and muscle aching...all of which I had. I also had a sore throat, fever, and swollen lymph glands. Symptoms only last 1-4 weeks, but can last up to 3 months with a slow gradual recovery. However, the virus remains in your body from 6-18 months after the illness so it is still possible to spread the infection to others. If you have difficulty breathing, excess coughing with chest pain, severe or worsening abdominal pain, fainting or dizziness or severe stiff neck with headache or facial weakness, go to the ER.