MS symptoms improved by treatment that attacks glandular fever virus

By | November 25, 2018
Epstein-Barr viruses

Destroying the Epstein-Barr virus can help relieve MS symptoms

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Training the immune system to fight the virus responsible for glandular fever – also known as infectious mononucleosis or “mono” – leads to improvements in multiple sclerosis symptoms,  a small clinical trial has concluded.

The Epstein-Barr virus has long been suspected as a possible cause of MS, after researchers noticed that people with a past history of glandular fever were more likely to develop the neurodegenerative condition. Multiple studies have now confirmed that almost every MS patient carries the virus and that non-carriers …

New Scientist – Health