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.  

original article: Bjornevik et al., 2022 (Science), reported in: The Irish Times by Gina Kolata on 14th January 2022 & The New Scientist by Michael Le Page on 13th January 2022

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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.


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