A disease most commonly caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (also called EBV or human herpesvirus 4) and sometimes by other viruses such as cytomegalovirus (human herpesvirus 5) and roseola (human herpesvirus 6); the illness is commonly known as mono.

Person-to-person contact

No, unless

Yes, when all the following criteria have been met:

Adapted from Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide.

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