Getting Mono As An Adult I've Got Mono? But I'm an Adult! One of the problems of getting mono when you are an adult is that it's probably one of the last things that the doctor will think of testing for! Some people may be surprised to learn that they have mono.
Mononucleosis is an infectious illness that’s sometimes called mono or “the kissing disease.” While you can get the virus that causes it through kissing, you can also get it in other ways.
INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS OVERVIEW. Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono or the "kissing disease," is an infection that may cause fever, sore throat, fatigue, and/or enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. It most commonly occurs in adolescents and young adults.