VIRUS CAUSES MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
analysis of over 10 million health records of us military personnel reveals a greatly-increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis after infection with the epstein-barr virus.
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the Irish Times & New Scientist report that more than 10 million US military staff were tracked over 20 years. 955 developed multiple sclerosis at some point. 801 of these, along with 1566 matched healthy controls without multiple sclerosis, were also tested for the Epstein-Barr virus.
800 of the 801 cases had tested positive for the virus, compared with only 57% of controls.