Mononucleosis is a virus. It is quite common in adolescents and young adults.

Street Name: The kissing disease, Mono

Symptoms: Severe fatigue, Headache, sore throat, which sometimes can be very severe, chills, followed by a fever, muscle aches.

Treatment/ Relief: There is no required treatment necessary. Rest is the best remedy.  Gargle with salt water or use throat lozenges to soothe sore throat. Taking Tylenol or Advil to reduce fever and to relieve a sore throat and headaches. Avoid contact sports and heavy lifting to reduce the risk of injuring your spleen.

How you get it: Mononucleosis is often spread by saliva and close contact.

Stats:Around 1.5 million people infected in the U.S. annually.

What should you know: Usually cases of mononucleosis are not very severe. The mono virus can affect young children and adults as well, and mostly pregnant women are also at risk of suffering from mono.

How does this impact pregnancy? There is no cure for mono. Talk to your doctor about eating well and getting plenty of rest.