What is the Mononucleosis virus and how long can you have this virus in your body?
There have been many who speculate that just about everyone comes down with "mono", but in some it's not much more severe than a minor cold. Unfortunately, mono can be quite a bit more severe among many people. Typically, mono affects the lymph glands below the jaw bones. The disease can last anywhere from a few weeks to several months. It should be watched by your physician, since mono can also affect your spleen and cause more severe problems among a small percentage of the population.