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Lyme disease, EBV, & Mono… What’s the Connection?

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Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) is one of the most common viruses. Approximately 90% of the human population has EBV. Some may never even know they have it while others will. EBV can be contracted by anyone at any age.

How is EBV Transmitted?
EBV is transmitted through bodily fluids, typically saliva. It can be spread through kissing an infected individual or by sharing a toothbrush, drinking glass, etc. of an infected person. When a young child comes in contact with this virus, they typically experience no symptoms, instead the virus lies dormant in the body. At the adolescent/young adult age, when EBV is contracted, it will more commonly result in mono.

EBV and Mono
Mono, which almost always stems from the Epstein Barr Virus, can cause fever, major fatigue, sore throat, and swollen lymph glands. An individual with mono should be getting plenty of rest. They may also choose to take Astragalus and Echinacea, herbs that help support the immune system and help fight viral infections. Once an individual has overcome mono, the Epstein Barr Virus does not leave the body, instead it lies dormant.

EBV and Lyme Disease
If an individual is experiencing what they believe to be symptoms of mono and it lasts for more than 6 months, they may not be dealing with mono at all, but instead Lyme disease. Lyme can activate dormant Epstein Barr Virus and cause mono-like symptoms in acceleration.

If you are concerned about Lyme, Epstein Barr, Mono, or any toxin that may be bogging you down, contact Balanced Health. Ask about our Wellness Analysis Kit at 612-812-9121 or email us at