Herpes Simplex Type I - New Alzheimer's Risk Factor?

Research on six patients based on post-mortem analysis has revealed that 90% had signs of Herpes Simplex virus in their brains, leading the scientists to postulate a link between herpes and Alzheimer's.

The sample size is rather small, but the potential relationship, irrespective of causality, is worth follow-up study.

Story at New Scientist

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