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MedicalNewsToday: Can herpes contribute to cognitive decline?

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by natasa778, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. natasa778

    natasa778 Senior Member

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    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/306175.php?platform=hootsuite
     
  2. Old Bones

    Old Bones Senior Member

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    Does anybody know if HSV-2 has ever been linked to ME? The article mentions that HSV-1 doesn't have the same effect on cognitive decline.
     
  3. Hip

    Hip Senior Member

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    Just to give some prevalence figures:

    Cytomegalovirus is found in 58% of adults. Ref: 1

    Herpes simplex II is found in 16% of adults. Ref: 1

    Toxoplasma gondii prevalence varies enormously (10% to 90%) from country to country.
     
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    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    Very interesting. Maybe why my brain is so very screwed up to the point my family is worried that I may have Alzeihemers.. I carry CMV, toxoplasmosis and HSV (I forget though which HSV it is).

    Doesn't CMV vary by country too. I think somewhere I read in the past it was 25% have been exposed to it .
     

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