The National Multiple Sclerosis Society says the risk of developing MS in the general population is around one in 1,000.
In contrast, Epstein-Barr Virus infection is astoundingly common, and can be found in around 95 per cent of people.
The virus that causes herpes is likely the main cause of multiple sclerosis (MS), a groundbreaking study has suggested.
Perhaps not. If damn near everyone has EB and not damn near everyone has MS then there must be some other cause.
Linked, quite possibly, even it could be a necessary precondition, but there must be something else as well. Propensity to, damn bad random luck, some other infection, summat.