Teen Dies After Contracting Mono — How Deadly Is the Disease?

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SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com

A Florida teen reportedly died from contracting monocucleosis, according to her family.

Ariana Rae Delfs, 17, started feeling sick three weeks ago, but doctors could not figure out what was wrong until she started getting worse, her family told CBS47

“One evening, not too long ago, she started throwing up just constantly. We got very nervous, so the next morning at 7 a.m. we said we’re going to take her to the hospital,” her father, Mark Delfs, told the station.

Ariana Rae then suffered a stroke and she was airlifted to Jacksonville hospital. Her dad added that she was slurring her speech and couldn’t feel her legs. 

Eventually, mononucleosis was detected, but the damage had already been done.

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