…Yea that was the fate, it should happen like that.

After 15 days off work and 6 blood tests and stressful days, soberswan recovers.

So what is all about?

A very common disease many people know nothing about!

Mono or glandular fever is a common benign disease of the white blood cells and lymph nodes. The disease is caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus, which can be found in saliva. Because the disease is very likely passed through kissing, mono is also called the kissing disease.

The Epstein-Barr virus is present in saliva and almost always causes a throat infection. It is not exactly known how the virus is being transmitted. Mono is not very infectious. After infection it takes 4 to 7 weeks for the first symptoms to occur. After a tiring or stressful period one is more susceptible for the Epstein Barr virus.

In medical terms, mono or glandular fever is referred to as infectious mononucleosis or Pfeiffer’s disease. The disease is caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus, which is a member of the herpes family. All herpes viruses have in common that they remain in the body after infection; the virus remains present latently. As soon as human endurance decreases, caused for example by stress or fatigue, the Epstein-Barr virus can be re-activated. The re-occurring cold sores are a good example of a latently present herpes virus. Re-activation of the Epstein-Barr virus is also possible, however this will be suppressed so rapidly that this can not lead to mono again. Someone who has experienced mono in the past, cannot get it a second time (exceptions can occur).

Mono usually starts with a sore throat, fever and swollen jugular glands. Normally, an inflammation of the throat will be over in five days. However, in case of mono the inflammation usually takes longer. The disease may also occur without a sore throat. The most striking symptom of mono is fatigue. Some people may hardly have any trouble, other people may be so tired that they need to take some extra rest. Fatigue may last for up to 2 to 3 months.

Additionally, headache, nausea, perspiring and coughing may occur as symptoms of mono.

Approximately half of all children under the age of 10 have already been infected with the Epstein-Barr virus. Generally, this infection does not cause any symptoms. After the age of 10, especially during puberty, symptoms will occur in half of the people who become infected with the Epstein-Barr virus. Over 97% of all people above 30 years have been through an infection with the Epstein-Barr virus, and therefore are lifelong protected against mono.

That’s all folks,

I’m happy I feel good!