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New research into MS and the Epstein-Barr virus

October 25, 2023 | Claire Frew

The MS Society has been sharing information on some recent research into the links between MS and the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV.)

Last week, researchers from across the globe gathered together in Milan for ECTRIMS – the world’s largest MS research conference. Three new pieces of research were presented focusing on  Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) – a common type of herpes virus. Nine in ten adults will be infected with EBV in their lifetime. But many people will experience no symptoms.

For several decades, scientists have known there’s a link between EBV and MS. But there are still a lot of unanswered questions. At the conference, researchers showed some exciting results which might start to answer these questions.

For full details of this interesting research, visit the MS Society website.

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