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Unformatted text preview: cytomegalovirus, but it produces a negative heterophile antibody test. The virus enters the body via epithelial cells, near the salivary glands, and infection spreads through oral secretions that contain the virus. The infection is transmitted by close oral contact, such as kissing or sharing oral hygiene products, as such it is occasionally referred to as the kissing Disease. The incubation period, time from infection to onset of symptoms, is approximately 7 weeks. Symptoms typically last for 3-4 weeks but symptoms of malaise and fatigue often last longer....
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