THE CONVERSATION: Alzheimer’s disease: mounting evidence that herpes virus is a cause

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 19/10/2018

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More than 30m people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease – the most common form of dementia. Unfortunately, there is no cure, only drugs to ease the symptoms. However, my latest review, suggests a way to treat the disease. I found the strongest evidence yet that the herpes virus is a cause of Alzheimer’s, suggesting that effective and safe antiviral drugs might be able to treat the disease. We might even be able to vaccinate our children against it.

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TitleAlzheimer’s disease: mounting evidence that herpes virus is a cause
Media name/outletThe Conversation
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date19/10/18
DescriptionMore than 30m people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease – the most common form of dementia. Unfortunately, there is no cure, only drugs to ease the symptoms. However, my latest review, suggests a way to treat the disease. I found the strongest evidence yet that the herpes virus is a cause of Alzheimer’s, suggesting that effective and safe antiviral drugs might be able to treat the disease. We might even be able to vaccinate our children against it.
URLhttps://theconversation.com/alzheimers-disease-mounting-evidence-that-herpes-virus-is-a-cause-104943
PersonsRuth Itzhaki