Having a sore throat can be a symptom of many conditions, and many people wonder if their symptoms might be a sign of diseases more serious than the common cold.
Specifically, infectious mononucleosis and strep throat are two conditions that both produce an extremely painful sore throat. Like the common cold, infectious mononucleosis is caused by a viral infection which called the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). It is a very common virus worldwide.
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