Healthy Living

More Research Supports Link Between Multiple Sclerosis and Mononucleosis

Prevalence among different races

Dr. Langer-Gould and her research team recently sought to look at the mono-MS association among black people and Hispanic people. Their research looked at 111 black people, 173 Hispanic people, and 235 white people with MS. They compared these groups to control groups of people who did not have MS. The results showed that in each MS group, people were more likely to have had an infection with the EBV. Dr. Langer-Gould believes that this information can offer insight into the prevalence and causes of MS among different races, while Dr. Balfour says that this reaffirms the importance of creating an EBV vaccine.