She definetly shouldnt be taking antibiotics apparently it makes it worse. My dd (4) has had glandular fever aged 2 and a reccurence of it aged 4. Its only passed on through saliva or sneezing etc my sister caught it off her, but I didnt get it.
ie, antibiotics won't work. But she also said that, as I have never had the disease, baby will have no immunity, so is vunerable.
I'll have to find out when she's getting her results. Problem is, both she and my mother are irresponsible enough to lie about the results so that they can see the baby. Not sure what I can do if they insist she's clear (they both have a mental age of fourteen!)
Just realised I didn't answer the question properly. It would be best if anyone who is unwell did not come to visit in a maternity ward. It does not sound as though the diagnosis of glandular fever may be the right one. Who knows what it is. Tell ehr to stay away until she is better.
I work in a lab with epstein barr virus (EBV) which is the virus that causes glandular fever. Approx 95% of the adult population carries this virus. Most people are infected by their parents or other close relatives in early childhood as it is spread through saliva, at this time infection does not seem to cause any disease. Glandular fever is most common in the teenage years. We've just finished a large study looking at the student population and glandular fever.
Mogwai - CAT me if you want to find out anymore. Hope all goes well with the birth of your baby