I'm hoping for some help here. A friend of mine told me that her doctor informed her that she is a carrier of mono, and therefore needs to stay away from kids and elderly because it can be passed through sneezing, breathing, etc.
In all my years of working with kids I had never heard of this, always was told that mono was passed solely though bodily fluids...The kissing disease!
So, who is right? I think she needs to find a new doctor, if that is what he is telling her!
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replied May 30th, 2005
Sneezing does release a fluid!

Breathing can have droplets, but i'd think the likelihood of catching mono that way is very, very low on the scale.
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