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EBV Can Trigger Multiple Sclerosis in Multiple Races

Studies link the common EBV virus with the development of the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis in hispanics and African Armicans.  Prior studies had focused on caucasian populations, but this demonstrates the link in other races.

 

Annette Langer-Gould, Jun Wu, Robyn Lucas, Jessica Smith, Edlin Gonzales, Lilyana Amezcua, Samantha Haraszti, Lie Hong Chen, Hong Quach, Judith A. James, Lisa F. Barcellos, Anny H. Xiang. Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, and multiple sclerosis susceptibility. Neurology, 2017; 10.1212/WNL.0000000000004412 DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000004412

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