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'Mono' Virus Linked to Seven Serious Diseases

A study by scientists at Cincinnati Children’s reports that the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)–best known for causing mononucleosis–also increases the risks for some people of developing seven other major diseases. Published in Nature Genetics, researchers report EBV also plays a role in six other diseases: multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and celiac disease.

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