kissing disease


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kissing disease

[′kis·iŋ di‚zēz]
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Spread by saliva, the energy-sapping state is also known as the kissing disease.
The virus is very much a kissing disease, passed on by mouth-to-mouth from someone who has a cold sore on their face.
Inside this heart-shaped box are five mini microbes: a sperm cell, an egg cell, kissing disease, penicillin and an exclusive pink Amoeba.
The virus is found in large numbers in saliva which is why it is sometimes called the kissing disease but it can be caught from standing too close to an infected person who sneezes.
I was falling apart because I had glandular fever, otherwise known as the kissing disease," said the 29-year-old, right.