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Infections

Despite their microscopic size, viruses are responsible for many childhood illnesses. When viruses invade human cells, they take over the cell's machinery to reproduce. As they grow in number they can cause illnesses, some of the serious.

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Mononucleosis

Infectious mononucleosis is sometimes called mono or the kissing disease. It is caused most often by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and is most often spread through contact with an infected person.

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