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Glandular Fever.. How long is it contagious for?

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Old 12-04-2004, 06:30 AM   #1
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Question Glandular Fever.. How long is it contagious for?

I came down with glandular fever a few weeks ago (maybe longer but the real effects started then), after that it was on and off for a week and its over 2 weeks i came down with it, and now i feel fine, it can take from 2 - 4 weeks to recover, and I'm pretty sure i have, i even ran 5 miles the other day, a few weeks ago i could hardly get out of bed.

I am wondering if i would still be contagious even though i feel fine, and i have done so for a week now. Im wondering this because i want to make sure its ok to kiss my girlfriend. Thanks alot.

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Old 12-04-2004, 04:00 PM   #2
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Re: Glandular Fever.. How long is it contagious for?

In the U.S. glandular fever is known as mononucleosis. It's is usually a self-limiting illness and passes much the same way other common viral illnesses do.

It's very difficult to know exactly how long any particular person remains contagious once the symptoms resolve, but persons with "mono" CAN continue to shed the virus for many months following their illness.

I would definitely contact your doctor for his/her advice on this!!
Oh, and stay away from alcohol until you know from your doctor that you are really A-okay. The liver is particularly vulnerable w/this illness.

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