Glandular Fever

Glandular fever is a viral infection also known as infectious mononucleosis. This condition is most likely to affect adolescents and young adults. It is transmitted through saliva.


  • Fever (high temperature)
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen neck glands
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • Flu-like symptoms


About half will have an enlarged spleen and this could potentially rupture if they are engaged in contact sports.

Contact sports should be avoided until the spleen has returned to normal size.