What are the common symptoms associated with Mono?
- Sore throat
- Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
- Enlarged spleen
- Cold-like symptoms
Symptoms must persist for at least one week. Often, fatigue and other symptoms are intermittent over a period of 6-8 weeks and adequate sleep is very important during this time. Students who are sick with Mono can work with Student Health to request attendance flexibility in their classes and may contact the Office of Accessible Education for accommodations if needed.
How can I prevent Mono?
To help prevent the spread of Mono, be sure to wash your hands frequently and avoid sharing drinking glasses or eating utensils with others. Remember that Mono only spreads through contact with the saliva of someone who is sick.
What should I do if I have symptoms?
If you think you may be feeling symptoms of Mono, it’s important to talk with a healthcare provider to evaluate your condition. Call Student Health Services at 504.865.3326 to make an appointment or use Ochsner Anywhere Care
to make a telehealth appointment.