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The Epstein-Barr virus is a strain of the herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis, also known as “mono.” Although mononucleosis is seldom serious (it is only dangerous in rare cases when the spleen becomes enlarged and ruptures.

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Atypical lymphocytes are shown here. These WBC's are "atypical" because they are larger (more cytoplasm) and have nucleoli in their nuclei. The cytoplasm tends to be indented by surrounding RBC's. Such atypical lymphocytes are often associated with infectious mononucleosis from Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection.

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LIFE Photographer Ralph Morse on one of his favorite photographs (don’t believe expensive is always better): “I was handed an assignment to cover mononucleosis, ‘the kissing disease.’ It was a scary illness back then — everyone who got it thought they had leukemia. So, I try and capture this kissing disease in photos — by taking pictures of two teenagers drinking a soda from two straws, or eating ice cream from the same bowl, and none of these really do the trick... #experimentsinmotion…

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