Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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Mononucleosis Information

Infectious mononucleosis, also called “mono,” is a contagious disease. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is the most common cause of infectious mononucleosis, but other viruses can also cause this disease. Symptoms of mononucleosis include fatigue, fever, pharyngitis (inflammation of the throat), and lymphadenopathy (enlargement of lymph nodes).  The fatigue may last for weeks or months. More detailed information may be found at the Centers for Disease Control

Due to the rigorous demands of IMSA's curriculum and in the interest of promoting sustained recovery and preventing relapse, it is our practice to require students to recuperate off-campus until fever-free and fatigue has improved.

When the student is feeling able to resume full normal activities of daily living at IMSA, with written approval from their physicians and recommendations for their continuing recuperation, students may return to campus once the student and parent meet with the Student Health Services Coordinator and has approval from the Director of Student Affairs or designee.