Middlebury

Mononucleosis

What is mono and how did I get it?

Mono is a common illness on college campuses. It is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus.

It is transmitted through saliva, or mucous through kissing, sharing drinks, or silverware and occasionally through a sneeze or cough if the infected person is close enough.

Your roommate is not likely to get it unless you are sharing glasses or silverware.