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Sex may increase risk of mono virus (Reuters)
Populux | August 3, 2006 at 11:36 pmby
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Though mononucleosis is known as the "kissing disease," sexual intercourse may increase the odds of contracting the virus, a UK study suggests. The findings, say researchers, could have implications for the vaccines now being tested against Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), the cause of mono. Their study found that of 510 college students who were initially free of EBV, nearly half became infected with the virus over the next three years, with sexually active students being ...