Does heating / microwaving food mitigate mono?
April 21, 2010 8:54 PM Subscribe
How safe is it to eat cooking from someone getting over mononucleosis?
posted by carpyful to health & fitness (4 answers total)
A friend of mine had active mononucleosis and has been feeling better for about 10 weeks now.
The other day, he made soup, occasionally taste-testing it with a wooden spoon and stirring with it.
It's been a few days and I'd like to have some of the soup he made. Would the heat of cooking and the fact that I'll be microwaving the soup reduce the chance of me contracting mono through the food?
Also, how off-base am I for asking this question? How much saliva really needs to be shared in order for mono to be a serious risk?
(in my defense, I'm not really too scared of getting mono. It'd just like to have some knowledge on mono besides all the Google results saying "Don't share food" and "Don't kiss")