Some people ask can you get mono twice? Can it reoccur I thought you get mono once and it won’t reoccur again.
Most people who have infectious mononucleosis (mono) will have it only once. Rarely, however, mononucleosis symptoms may recur months or even years later.
Mono is a viral infection that causes fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, and also severe sore throat.
These symptoms usually get better within two to four weeks. Sometimes, fatigue and other symptoms may continue for three to six months or more.
It’s incredibly rare for mono to return after the first infection. When the virus does reactivate, it usually doesn’t cause symptoms. That said, symptoms are still possible.
You might be asking how it comes back, Most cases of mono result from an infection with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). EBV spreads from person to person through saliva — which is why mono is often called the “kissing disease” — and other body fluids.
EBV is very common that most people will contract the virus once in their lives. Some or many may not see any symptoms.
People at risk more are night school students ,High school and college students are most likely to contract EBV and subsequently develop mono. About 1 in 4 teens and young adults who contract EBV for the first time will go on to develop infectious mononucleosis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Once you contract EBV, the virus stays in your body for the rest of your life. The virus remains behind in your immune cells and tissue. Your doctor can find the virus by testing your blood for antibodies, but the virus usually remains dormant. This means that you likely won’t experience symptoms after your first contact with the virus.
The virus may be more likely to reactivate and cause symptoms in people who have a weakened immune system. This includes people who:
have had an organ transplant
have HIV or AIDS
It’s also possible to catch a form of mono that’s caused by a different virus, such as cytomegalovirus (CMV). If you have EBV, you can still develop mono caused by another virus.
People that are at risk of contracting this virus are people with weak immune systems, when they’re cells can’t fight against the virus.
So yes I hope I’ve answered your question mono can occur more that once in a man’s lifetime.