EBV is also connected to cases of cancer
While there clearly seems to be a strong connection between multiple sclerosis and the Epstein-Barr virus, it is hardly the only one. In fact, there are many other diseases with a connection.
EBV has shown to be associated with almost 200,000 annual cases of cancer. Unfortunately, at the moment there is no vaccine that prevents the EBV infection that has been approved by the FDA.
Bebo voices his thoughts on the situation, "the only way we are ever going to know if EBV is a trigger for MS, or activates immune system that causes MS, is to have a vaccine for EBV. We won't be able to answer until we can prevent the viral infection, and then prevent MS." He finishes by saying, "I look forward to the day we can do that."