Often called the 'kissing disease' due to its transmission through saliva, mononucleosis is a disease caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Many are familiar with mononucleosis, by either having suffered from it themselves or knowing a friend who has. "Mononucleosis, Second Edition" explores the microbiology of the virus as well as treatment and prevention options. This revised edition provides updated information on current research and treatments as well as new illustrations. The chapters include: Infectious Mononucleosis and Epstein-Barr Virus, The Discovery of Epstein-Barr Virus, The Life of Epstein-Barr Virus, Immune System Response to Epstein-Barr Virus, Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis of Infectious Mononucleosis, Treatments for Infectious Mononucleosis, Epstein-Barr Virus and Cancer, and, Epstein-Barr Virus and Other Diseases.