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Why have so many players contracted mono recently?

Shouldn't be pros more careful on who they make out with? I mean, they usually have more at stake than the rest of us in terms of having perfect health.

It seems that this trend is very recent, like the last 5 years or so. Or is it used to be simply not discussed before?

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Re: Why so many have players contracted mono recently?

What's mono?
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Re: Why so many have players contracted mono recently?

what the hell is mono?

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Re: Why so many have players contracted mono recently?

too much kissing at the net

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Re: Why have so many players contracted mono recently?

what Nicole is battling now, Justine had, Dinara had. And those are the high profile ones.

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too much kissing at the net

my understanding is that there have to be some fluid (soliva) exchange for that to happened... have there a been a kiss with tounges involved EVER at the net?

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Re: Why have so many players contracted mono recently?

Mononucleosis. Debilitating virus that makes one extremely fatigued and stiffened at joints.

And for these players, it's not about who they're kissing. Imagine travelling as much as they do and spending as much time in airports, and you'd probably get sick every once in a while too.
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Re: Why have so many players contracted mono recently?

one can only contract through kissing, having sex or sharing things like toothbrush

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Re: Why have so many players contracted mono recently?

Yeah, fly to France, go back to Prague, fly to Wimbledon, return to Prague, visit Florida. You'll get sick.
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what does it have to do with travel?

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my understanding is that there have to be some fluid (soliva) exchange for that to happened... have there a been a kiss with tounges involved EVER at the net?
How old are you people? lol....... Mono is actually really easy to pass around..... you dont have to kiss.... Imagine.
Vaidisova "Hey Justine what a good match last week against Serena..... oh what are you drinking? some new brand of water let me try" sip sip... oh you had mono? dang it"

Think of all the sweating players do... Have you ever wiped your muth with your hand while playing? then shaken hands after the match? Its really easy... REAL easy to pass along... Plus they share a locker room....

And mono is a disaster of a virus that is really hard to get rid of.... You can have it for months on end. Think you've gotten rid of it. and a few months later it reappears...
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one can only contract through kissing, having sex or sharing things like toothbrush
or drinks..... easier to pass along than you think....
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Shouldn't be pros more careful on who they make out with? I mean, they usually have more at stake than the rest of us in terms of having perfect health.

It seems that this trend is very recent, like the last 5 years or so. Or is it used to be simply not discussed before?

mono is a commonly over-diagnosed illness. Many of the players probably don't actually have mono, they are just suffering from exhaustion symptoms which can be brought on by the relentless tennis lifestyle.
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one can only contract through kissing, having sex or sharing things like toothbrush
And you can only get the flu from giving someone a rimjob.
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my understanding is that there have to be some fluid (soliva) exchange for that to happened... have there a been a kiss with tounges involved EVER at the net?
I think we should ask Alex Stevenson's mom i'm sure she'd have the answer.

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