8-22 May 2020
These are links to recent news stories about multiple sclerosis that may be of interest to people affected by MS in the UK. The link beneath each item will take you to the original story.
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EBV more common in MS
Everyone with multiple sclerosis showed antibodies to the Epstein Barr virus (EBV) in their blood in a German study of people in the early stages of MS. Exposure to EBV, which can cause glandular fever, is very high in the general population. A control group of people who don't have MS showed the level to be 95%. Although this study shows an association, it doesn't prove that EBV causes MS.
MS Trust link: Epstein Barr virus (EBV)
Move it for MS Nick's story
7 Oct 2021 - 00:00
Nick, was diagnosed with relapsing remitting Multiple Sclerosis at the start of the first lockdown. In this story we talk to him about how he coped with his diagnosis and how running helps him with his MS.
David's diary - Inclusion and diversity, where are we now?
6 Oct 2021 - 00:00
Just over a year ago we published a diary entry about Inclusivity and Diversity at the MS Trust. In this piece we take a look at what's changed since then and what we still need to do.
Flu season 2021
4 Oct 2021 - 00:00
This year is likely to involve a bigger flu vaccination programme in the UK, including for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), due to the circulation of Covid-19 at the same time. Here we discuss who's eligible for a flu jab on the NHS and how to get one.
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