The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has long been suspected of being an environmental risk factor for multiple sclerosis (MS). A new study from Harvard University presents the most significant evidence to date that EBV is in fact a leading cause or initial trigger for the development of multiple sclerosis (MS). This longitudinal study examined a cohort of 10 million U.S. military personnel over two decades, showing that soldiers who were infected with EBV were 32 times more likely to develop MS. The study’s main author, Dr. Alberto Ascherio, says the findings strongly suggest that the virus is a cause and not a consequence of MS. Join us for this webinar to learn more about the study’s findings and what that may mean for MS research and treatments in the future.
Professor of Epidemiology & Nutrition, Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health
Please note, this webinar will be conducted in English only.
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