It is still unclear how the viral infection could be triggering MS but researchers hypothesize an Epstein-Barr virus vaccine may prevent the neurological disease from developing in the first place

A unique study led by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has reported some of the first robust evidence to affirm multiple sclerosis (MS) is primarily caused by infection from the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Tracking more than 10 million US military personnel over a 20-year period, the landmark findings indicate EBV infection leads to a 32-fold increased risk of developing MS.

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