Infectious Triggers for Multiple Sclerosis: Controversial or Old Hat?

Infectious Agency
The Times (UK) reports that an "Upsetting theory of MS sex link is dismissed" -- making it sound like the idea of infectious triggers for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is new and controversial. But this page about viruses at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society suggests that many viruses have been suggested as potential MS triggers, and that while evidence is inconclusive, more than one study has implicated the HHV-6 human herpes virus. So why does the Times article have such an aghast spin, if the MS society can already discuss the possibility calmly in material composed over a year ago?

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