Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine. EBV is MS cause.

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Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine. EBV is MS cause.

Post by frodo » Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:51 am

There is strong evidence that Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) infection is a cause of Multiple Sclerosis. Immunisation against
EBV could in future prevent not only Infectious Mononucleosis (glandular fever) but also Multiple Sclerosis and other
EBV caused conditions. The global community will benefit from achieving such gains as rapidly as possible. Next steps
include evaluating the burden of potentially avoidable disease imposed by Infectious Mononucleosis in order to inform
policies and create support for the development of EBV vaccination as an important public health research objective.

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/wolfson/media/wo ... h_2017.pdf

They are planning a vaccination trial. More info in Bart's MS blog.

http://multiple-sclerosis-research.blog ... of-ms.html

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Re: Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine. EBV is MS cause.

Post by Kheuer » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:50 am

EBV and the Human Herpes Virus family activate the epigenetic pathway for the MS genetically prone.

The EBV does not cause MS.

An inflammatory cascade initiated by CD20+ B cells that recruits T cells to attack myelin, and creates multiple inflammatory cytokine and protein cascades that prevent correct remyelination is what causes MS.

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