Epstein-Barr Virus Infection Topic Guide
Epstein-Barr Virus: The Epstein-Barr virus causes infectious mononucleosis and has also been linked to certain lymphomas and nasopharyngeal cancer. Mono symptoms include sore throat, fever, and swollen lymph nodes and occasionally appetite loss, fatigue, chills, headaches, and sweats. Over-the-counter pain medicines, fluids, and rest are recommended to treat mono.
Mononucleosis Infectious mononucleosis is an infection most frequently caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph glands. Treatment incorporates plenty of rest, fluids, and taking over-the-counter medications. It is recommended to avoid strenuous exercise for at least one month after the onset of symptoms to avoid rupturing the spleen.