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    Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0416121606.htm

    'Mono' virus linked to 7 serious diseases
    Epstein-Barr virus may affect health in more ways than known

    Date:
    April 16, 2018
    Source:
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Summary:
    The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) -- 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...

    Link to study: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41588-018-0102-3
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