Researchers Find Link Between Herpes Strain And Developing Multiple Sclerosis – Newsweek

Swedish medical researchers have discovered a likely link between a variant of the herpes virus and later development of multiple sclerosis (MS).

The study, which analyzed the blood of 8,700 multiple sclerosis patients and an additional control group of 7,200 people without MS, found that MS patients were 50 percent more likely to have a greater number of antibodies against human herpesvirus 6 (HVV-6). HVV-6 is a common strain of the virus whose variants—a and b—have been linked with eventual development of multiple sclerosis.

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