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

“The team analyzed serum samples taken biennially by the military and determined the soldiers’ EBV status at time of first sample and the relationship between EBV infection and MS onset during the period of active duty. In this cohort, the risk of MS increased 32-fold after infection with EBV”

Paper: DOI: 10.1126/science.abj8222

Press Release: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2022/01/epstein-barr-virus-may-be-leading-cause-of-multiple-sclerosis/