TIL 90 percent of adults have highly contagious Mono (EBV) lurking in their cells due to a previous infection. by ribbitribbitrabbit in todayilearned

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"Researchers detail how the Epstein-Barr virus manages to persist quietly inside the immune system's B cells in as many as 90 percent of adults."

"Live EBV is in the saliva for 6 months or more immediately after mono. But EBV remains in the body for the rest of the life. It reappears in the saliva periodically throughout life. On any given day, about 1 in 4 people who once had mono will have EBV in their saliva.

EBV can also be spread through sexual contact and through blood transfusions." - https://www.drgreene.com/articles/mononucleosis/