A study from the United States military has confirmed a long postulated theory that the Epstein-Barr Virus triggers the development of Multiple Sclerosis. MS awareness advocate, Walter Gefrom discusses:
For people living with multiple sclerosis and the healthcare professionals who treat them, the idea that MS may be linked to EBV is nothing new. But it was not until a new study published by Harvard University that the long-standing hypothesis was proven true. The proposed information cites the fact that out of 801 MS patients, only 1 did not show symptoms of MS prior to EBV infection.
Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) is better known as ‘the kissing disease.’ In Walter Gefrom’s personal research, he has played close attention to the link between EBV and mononucleosis. Now, there is something to be said about EBV, as well as mono, and the connection to MS. As researchers work towards creating a vaccine to protect against EBV infection, Gefrom has hope that the amount of individuals diagnosed with MS has the potential to decline in the future.