Link between Epstein-Barr virus and multiple sclerosis is a crucial discovery
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(Michael S. Levin/ The Conversation) — Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world, with 250 out of every 100,000 people affected.

MS is an autoimmune disease in which elements of the immune system that are designed to protect us — white blood cells and antibodies — instead begin to damage  …

Strongest evidence yet that MS is caused by Epstein-Barr virus
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(Michael Le Page/ New Scientist) — It has long been suspected that the common Epstein-Barr virus can trigger multiple sclerosis (MS). Now, a study of 10 million military personnel in the US has shown that virtually every case of MS is preceded by infection with the virus. The finding suggests a vaccine against the Epstein-Barr   …