UB neurologist discusses new research on link between Epstein-Barr virus and multiple sclerosis [Spectrum News]

Published March 30, 2022

Spectrum News 1 reported on advances in multiple sclerosis, quoting Svetlana Primma Eckert, MD ’13, clinical assistant professor of neurology in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, who discussed a recent Harvard study that found that out of 900 military recruits who developed MS, almost all of them had been infected with the Epstein-Barr virus, or EBV. Eckert said, “There’s almost a perfect storm that happens with EBV infection as well as certain predispositions.”