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What viruses are linked to multiple sclerosis?

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Some studies have suggested that many viruses such as Epstein-Barr (mononucleosis), varicella zoster, and the hepatitis vaccine may cause multiple sclerosis. To date, however, this theory has not been proven.

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "What causes MS?"

Mayo Clinic: Multiple sclerosis: "Causes."

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "What Causes Multiple Sclerosis?"

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on August 26, 2019

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "What causes MS?"

Mayo Clinic: Multiple sclerosis: "Causes."

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "What Causes Multiple Sclerosis?"

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on August 26, 2019

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