“Five cases would be an outbreak, and we’re not there yet,” Nurse Rachel Huertas said about the Mononucleosis cases at the high school.
Mono is transferred by saliva, and its incubation period can be anywhere from four to eight weeks. Not all who are infected become symptomatic.
Because there is no vaccine for it, “The best thing to do is preventively wash your hands well and often and do not share water bottles and utensils; those are the general practices for any saliva based transmission,” Huertas said.
The symptoms can start flu like: a fever, muscle achiness and fatigue. The fatigue can linger which can make it feel like it lasts for longer.
This will be Izzy Poole’s first year on ECHO staff, but they made several contributions while taking journalism class their sophomore year.