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How Pearland Urgent Care Professionals Diagnose the Epstein Barre Virus

Pearland urgent care professionals must take great care when diagnosing the Epstein Barr or mononucleosis virus. It has the same symptoms as many other types of illnesses. The symptoms can range from extremely mild to quite severe. It is often accompanied by a very high fever that can eventually attack and damage the liver, spleen and other vital organs.

Epstein Barre is part of the Herpes virus family. Once you have it, you will continue to carry antibodies for it for the rest of your life. Most people do not even know they have had the virus, due to the fact that the symptoms are similar to other illnesses such as the common cold and flu.

After hours care specialists see several cases of Epstein Barre and infectious mononucleosis each year where people thought that there only problem was a bad sore throat or cough. For years, Epstein Barre and mononucleosis have been referred to as the “kissing” diseases. This is primarily because that to pass the virus from one person to another, you have to be in extremely close proximity to the other person.

For those who have noticeable symptoms of Epstein Barre Virus, the most common are extreme fatigue and a very high fever. Pearland urgent care professionals know the signs and symptoms of the virus. They will often call for the EBV test to make sure they can accurately diagnose someone who is exhibiting the appropriate symptoms.

An accurate diagnosis is extremely important. Once it is certain that a person has the virus, the doctor can begin treatment immediately. If the virus is caught early enough, antibiotics and other medicines can be given that will help to control the spread of the virus. IV fluids are also given to combat the effects of the high fever and keep a person from becoming dehydrated.

Infectious mononucleosis and other versions of the Epstein Barre virus can spread easily and rapidly among patients, so Pearland urgent care professionals must take great care in remembering to wash their hands thoroughly between patients and make sure each room is thoroughly sanitized before another patient is seen.

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