New Australian research has found a link between glandular fever and multiple sclerosis (MS).
MS affects 20,000 people in Australia and is a condition where the immune system attacks the brain and spinal cord.
Many of those diagnosed are young, healthy women.
Now a new study from the Australian National University (ANU) has found those who have glandular fever antibodies have a much greater risk of developing multiple sclerosis.
The research, published in the journal Neurology, could lead to new treatments for the condition — via redwolf.newsvine.com