WebMD list these following symptoms of the infection:
- Lack of appetite
- Sore throat
- Swollen glands in the neck
- Weakness and sore muscles.
Like Cher who is said to have had the virus since the 1980s, it will always remain in your life, just in dormant form. This means that it can reactivate at any point.
As symptoms reflect flu it is hard to pinpoint that you are suffering with Epstein-Barr. However, other tell-tale symptoms such as an enlarged spleen or swollen liver – which can be diagnosed by your doctor – can indicate you suffer from this specific virus.
In an article reporting on Cher’s health it quoted an expert that said those with the virus do not have a long life-span, although there is no evidence to suggest that this is true.