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Infectious mononucleosis, more commonly known as "mono", is a viral illness characterized by flu-like symptoms, fatigue and swollen lymph glands. It's long been nicknamed the "kissing disease" as it's easily transmitted through saliva.
How Boston Children's Hospital approaches mononucleosis
Children's has created two Web sites directly aimed at young women and young men to discuss conditions that they may be exposed to, including mono. The mission of these Web sites (youngwomenshealth.org and youngmenshealthsite.org) is to help teens, their parents, teachers and health care providers improve their understanding of normal health and development, as well as specific diseases and conditions.
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