It has long been suggested that EBV may be a trigger for MS. However, some 95% of adults are exposed to the virus so it is difficult to come up with a definitive answer. The following research covers children with MS and shows that children exposed to EBV are much more likely to develop MS. I had glandular fever (EBV) at 16 and was diagnosed with MS at 39. I recently saw a senior MS researcher at the Institute of Neurology in London and when I mentioned glandular fever he stated that the vast majority of people he sees with MS have had glandular fever. The evidence appears to be indicating that EBV plays a key role in MS - if only the researchers could find out what!
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/MS ... sage/20799
Apologies - I didn't see that the paper was over a year old. It was posted on another site today so I thought it was recent