Does Mono Have a Long-Term Impact on the Immune System?

March 15, 2022

Did you know? Nearly everyone will come in contact with the Epstein-Barr virus—the virus that causes infectious mononucleosis, or “mono,” for short. Mono is no walk in the park to deal with, but also isn’t typically a cause for much concern if you do happen to get it. Symptoms often clear up in about a month. However, some people claim that mono has had a long-term effect on their immune system. Our AFC ...

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Why Are Omicron Breakthrough Infections Becoming More Common?

March 2, 2022

The CDC recently stated that COVID-19 breakthrough infections are substantially more likely now than they were before. But, why? Read on for some helpful answers from our AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah team. What Causes Omicron Breakthrough Infections? Breakthrough infections are far more likely with the omicron variant than with any other previous form of the coronavirus causing COVID-19. A breakthrough infection means that a person tests positive for COVID-19 at least two weeks after becoming ...

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