Infectious Mononucleosis:
Infectious Mononucleosis, or mono, is a viral illness that can spread easily to others and is most common in young adults. Symptoms can mimic a common cold and include sore throat, swollen glands, weakness and fatigue. If you suspect that you or your child have mono, getting an accurate diagnosis quickly is very important.

Infectious mononucleosis (IM), also known as mono, or glandular fever, is an infection most commonly caused by the Epstein–Barr virus (EBV). Most people are exposed to the virus as children, when the disease produces no noticeable or only flu-like symptoms. Especially in adolescents and young adults, the disease is characterized by fever, sore throat and feeling tired. Occasionally, the symptoms can recur at a later period.
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Patients with the following may be directed to another health care provider:

  • Inability to swallow
  • Severe abdominal pain

On your first visit to Sano Medical Center:

  1. Sign in at the front desk or receptionist window to see a nurse practitioner or physician. No appointment necessary.
  2. A member of our staff will review your medical history, discuss your symptoms, conduct an examination and provide a personalized treatment plan.
  3. A member of our staff may conduct needed testing. Please note that additional charges apply for these tests.
  4. At the end of your visit, our staff will provide you with a summaryof your diagnostic results (on request) and a receipt.

If you have a medical emergency or require immediate assistance due to an accident or injury, please call 911.

Sano Medical Center ~ Medical Director Dr. James Stirbl, MD