omg - i had to sign up for an account, just so i could answer this question. I have been thinking that there must be some sort of connection between the two and am really interested in this topic.
i had some vision problems, went to the doctor and had a battery of tests done. Mono (epstein barr) was negative at this point. Spent some time dickering around with eye tests, reflex tests, etc, to try to figure out what was wrong.
Everyone around me is sick - like, terribly sick - and I am fine.
Have some more vision problems, doctor schedules a spinal tap and runs the whole serious of tests again, comes back and says, "ah, i see you've had mono..." Now the mono test was positive.
After this "shocking" information an acquaintance confirms that during the time when everyone was sick, she had been diagnosed with mono and spent two weeks in bed.
i was later given all the tentative diagnosis of MS, but find it very odd that both of these things occured at the same time and like i said before, i was NEVER sick during the time between the negative and positive epstein barr test.