What's Going Around: Mononucleosis

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) Doctors in Mid-Michigan are seeing more cases of mononucleosis.

Mono is often referred to as the "kissing disease" because it is transmitted through saliva.

Dr. Susan Fedewa at 98point6 Emergicenter says adolescents and young adults are most likely to get it. Symptoms include fatigue, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes and tonsils, fever and a headache.

For treatment. Dr. Fedewa suggests getting plenty of rest, eating healthy, and drinking plenty of fluids. If those symptoms last more than a week, see your doctor.

Other than kissing, mono can also be passed through coughing, sneezing, or sharing utensils.

Dr. Fedewa also suggests washing your hands frequently to avoid getting the infection.