Having seen the gut wrenching appeal from candie about her son I have wondered about mono/glandular fever and the whole nine yards of EBV and it's effects. According to an NHS site glandular fever lasts about 3 weeks and doesn't require treatment. So I had it twice 6 weeks each time. So many people get mono and then get something worse like ME that I am wondering why we don't aggressively use antivirals to kick EBV in the butt and maybe prevent the fallout? The more serious illneses that seem linked to EBV the more I wonder why antivirals aren't mainstream the way antibiotics are. Anyone know?