A Common Virus Can Trigger Multiple Sclerosis, According to Huge New Study

Multiple sclerosis – an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord – can occur after infection with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). According to the clinical source UpToDate, it is estimated that 90 to 95 percent of people become infected with EBV, also called human herpesvirus 4, by adulthood. In children, the virus usually … Read more

Compelling Evidence That Multiple Sclerosis Is Caused by Epstein-Barr Virus

Per Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health January 14, 2022 Illustration of Epstein-Barr virus. Multiple sclerosis (MS), a progressive disease that affects 2.8 million people worldwide and for which there is no definitive cure, is likely caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, according to a study by Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health … Read more

Scientists find the leading cause of multiple sclerosis

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a new study from Harvard, scientists found that multiple sclerosis (MS), a progressive disease that affects 2.8 million people worldwide and for which there is no definitive cure, is likely caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. The hypothesis that EBV causes MS has been investigated for several years, but this … Read more