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What is the Mononucleosis virus and how long can you have this virus in your body?

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February 22, 2007 8:47PM

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.