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Title says it all really. DS is nearly 1 and she's been ill for over a week now. I am presuming best to avoid her like the proverbial plague? I am fairly sure I have had it myself many moons ago, not that I imagine it makes any difference.
Erm, it's called the 'kissing disease' because it's spread by saliva. I think you are all quite safe. Sorry. Poor thing.
Ooooh is it only by saliva? I usually check these things on NHS direct/ NHS clinical questions website, but have become so in awe of the font of knowledge that is Mumsnet I didn't think to look elsewhere.
www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/glandularfever.htm Here you go.
Thanks, just sussed it on NHS Direct. I am duly shamed. better go buy some grapes
No problem. I hope the poor soul feels better soon. It's a nasty thing to have. I had it a year and a half ago and still have not recovered fully, hence the name. I didn't catch mine from kissing .
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