Recently I shared a drink with someone who was unsure as to whether or not he had mononucleosis. It was a high-alcohol content beverage (whiskey) and I am wondering if the virus could survive in such conditions. I do not feel the symptoms of fatigue or headache, but I do have a sore throat. I understand that this is probably only the onset of a cold, but I would appreciate an answer for piece of mind's sake.

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replied December 1st, 2008
Symptoms of mono
The mono virus spreads through saliva and would not be killed by alcohol. A blood test can show if you have mono so I suggest that you see your family physician aget tested if you start noticing these symptoms of mono:

* Fever
* Sore throat
* Swollen lymph glands
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