What you need to know about mononucleosis

Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono or “the kissing disease,” is caused by a virus that is transmitted through saliva. NBC Latino contributor Dr. Joseph Sirven shares the facts you need to know about mono.

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Dr. Joseph Sirven is a first-generation Cuban-American. He is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology and was past Director of Education for Mayo Clinic Arizona. He is editor-in-chief of epilepsy.com and has served U.S. and global governmental agencies including the Institute of Medicine, NASA, FAA, NIH and CDC.

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