New glandular fever link to MS

A past infection with glandular fever, combined with genetic variations in the immune system, can greatly increase a person’s risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS).

The ANU study involved nearly 300 people who had experienced “a first demyelinating event” (an episode of the type of symptoms that occur in MS and a possible precursor of MS) and over 500 healthy participants.

Researchers hope the study will lead to new therapeutic and preventative strategies for MS.

Read more at Australian National University