• 'Mono' virus linked to 7 serious diseases

    5 monthes ago - By ScienceDaily

    The Epstein-Barr virus - best known for causing mononucleosis - also increases the risks for some people of developing seven other major diseases, according to a new study. The diseases are: systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and type 1 diabetes. Combined, these diseases affect nearly 8 million people in the US.
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  • Contracting mono as a child raises autoimmune disease risks later in life

    Contracting mono as a child raises autoimmune disease risks later in life

    5 monthes ago - By Daily Mail

    The mono virus binds to susceptible DNA in certain people to reprogram their immune system cells and raise their risks for seven diseases, a Cincinnati Children's Hospital study revealed.
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