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kissing disease

[′kis·iŋ di‚zēz]
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Mononucleosis is known by varied names including Infectious Mononucleosis (IM) or EBV Infectious Mononucleosis or glandular fever or Pfeiffer's disease or Filatov's disease or sometimes colloquially as the kissing disease.
Inside this heartshaped box are five mini microbes: a sperm cell, an egg cell, kissing disease, penicillin and an exclusive pink Amoeba.
London, Apr 19 (ANI): A kiss is certainly the best way to express love, but for female students at Edinburgh University it spells trouble-they are dropping out after falling ill by contracting what has been tagged "the kissing disease".
A COLD sores are often called the kissing disease meaning they can be contracted, and passed on, by kissing.
WELL they've been on everyone's lips recently, so it's no wonder their lead singer has come down with the so-called 'kissing disease'.
(Of course, cervical cancer is a risk for all women, but even more so for women with HIV infection.) Another example is non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, which is associated with Epstein-Barr virus (the virus that causes mononucleosis or the "kissing disease").
Spread by saliva, the energy-sapping state is also known as the kissing disease. When not causing illness, the virus seems to reside quietly inside B cells, the immune system's antibody-making factories.
Infectious mononucleosis, also known as "Kissing Disease," is cause by the Epstein-Barr virus, a member of the Herpes virus family.
Years later in Philadelphia, virologists Werner and Gertrude Henle found antibodies to the Epstein-Barr virus in the United States and identified this microbe as the cause of infectious mononucleosis (the "kissing disease" of college students) as well.
1 YOU DON'T JUST GET IT FROM KISSING IT may be commonly known as the 'kissing disease', but that doesn't mean you only catch it from locking lips with somebody who's infected.
It's known as the "kissing disease" because it's mainly transmitted by saliva.