New evidence strongly suggests Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) may help trigger Multiple Sclerosis. Opens the door to further investigation of the mechanism of the disease and if corroborated, lead to vaccines to prevent EBV infection.

Medical Mythbusting Commentary for January 14, 2022

New findings ‘strongly suggest’ Epstein-Barr virus may help trigger multiple sclerosis
Strong new evidence suggests a virus triggers multiple sclerosis

Longitudinal analysis reveals high prevalence of Epstein-Barr virus associated with multiple sclerosis