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Can I get mononucleosis from kissing somebody with it?

Yes. Mononucleosis is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus which is spread by saliva, and therefore during kissing. This is why mononucleosis fever is also commonly known as 'the kissing disease'.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 21 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Scarlet fever

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