Risk Factors for Mono

Mono can infect anyone since there are a lot many people who are infected by EBV even before they reach their adulthood. Most of these infections do not show any signs or symptoms to be recognized as mono. Quite often Mono is seen in the younger generation of people, specifically in the age group of 15 to 17 years of age. However, there is always a risk of contracting this illness since mono is transmitted through person to person contact. This is the most prevalent form of transmission amongst teenagers. Another risk factor with this disease is that it can be transmitted by coughing or sneezing, thereby resulting in small drops of the saliva or mucus to be suspended in the air. When some one else inhales this he or she will be infected with mono.