It takes 1-2 weeks to recover. Sometimes it takes longer time to recover. After recovery of the disease, the virus still remains on the body. It can be reactive periodically. The virus remains permanently on the human body.
People get infected by mononucleosis through the virus Epstein Barr virus. It is mostly contagious. A person who gets infected by it can be contagious for a long time or for a short time. Sometimes it lasts 1-2 weeks or sometimes it lasts for 1 or 2 months.
The virus Epstein Barr a family of herpes virus causes mononucleosis. The other virus which can cause mononucleosis is cytomegalovirus. The virus remains on the human body forever. It remains inactive. Very rarely it gets active.
People get infected by mononucleosis through sexual relation. It is usually seen in the young or adult between the age 15-25 and 35-45. It can also be transferred by sharing of eating and drinking utensils. The disease is caused by the virus Epstein Barr. This is a common disease that can be seen worldwide.