Can Mononucleosis Travel through a Chlorinated Pool?

Patient : Can Mononucleosis Travel through a Chlorinated Pool? A friend and I went to a pool party recently, he has mono but no spleen or liver complications. I have been having mono-like symptoms for several days now (headache, fatigue, a bit of a sore throat). Is it possible that the mono got transmitted through the pool water?
Doctor :   I understand your concern about mononucleosis. This is a moderately contagious viral disease transmitted through saliva, you can get it through kissing, but you can also be exposed through a cough or sneeze, or by sharing a glass or food utensil with someone who has mono. Traveling through water might be unlikely to cause transmission, but close contact would certainly be a risk factor. If you present symptoms such as Fatigue, Weakness, Sore throat, perhaps a strep throat that doesn't get better with antibiotics, Fever, Swollen lymph nodes in your neck and armpits, Swollen tonsils, Headache, Skin rash, Loss of appetite and Night sweats the probability of having caught the virus would be almost confirmed. Treatment mainly involves bed rest and adequate fluid intake.

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