In the meantime we can focus on other methods of preventing mono infections. Avoid sharing drinks with people especially if they are sick is always smart. However, it is important to be aware that a mono infection has an incubation period of 4 to 6 weeks. This means that someone can be infected with the virus without showing signs or having symptoms during this time. It is also safe to say that we all can do a better job of preventing the spread of illnesses in general. Simple measures such has covering your mouth when you cough, staying home when you are sick, and washing your hands frequently are very effective in controlling the spread of infections. Hopefully in time we will learn more about the causes of MS and do a better job as a country of prioritizing preventative care.