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It is sometimes called the "kissing disease" and while it is easily spread, it is hard to get rid of.

Dr. Patrick Woodward is on the case of Mono.  

This virus is in the same family as chicken pox. As such it is easily transmitted from person to person.

Most of us have been exposed to this virus by the time we reach adulthood and most cases are mild and present as a head cold. Some of us are not so lucky and develop a full blown case of mono.

There are no great medical treatments to prevent or cure mono, but rest to let your "battery recharge" is the prime way to recover.

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