Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Epstein-Barr -- Rumor or Fact?

We have heard for years that there may be a connection between Epstein-Barr (EBV) and MS.

Most of us, that is 90% of the general population, carry EBV-infected cells. Researchers from Australia's University of Queensland say MSers are less effective at fighting EBV. There is also a relationship between the strength of a person's immune system and the age MS develops.

Controlling EBV may result in fewer cases of MS. That sounds like promising news to me!

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2 comments:

Lazy Julie said...

Very interesting and news to me. We have a lot in common (single motherhood, MS, marketing, etc.) Nice to "meet" you and read your blog.

awb said...

I have been interested in the connection between the 2 for some time, can't wait to see how it turns out. I had mono when I was 8, the experts say that makes me less likely to develop MS, yeah, I wish!