The National Multiple Sclerosis Society says that the risk of developing MS in the general population is around one in 1,000.
In contrast, Epstein-Barr virus infection is staggeringly common and can be found in around 95 percent of people.
The virus that causes herpes is likely the main cause of multiple sclerosis (MS), a groundbreaking study suggests.
Maybe not. If almost everyone has EB and not everyone has MS, then there must be some other cause.
Linked, quite possibly, could even be a necessary precondition, but there must also be something else. Propensity to, random damn bad luck, some other infection, summat.