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Viral infections can lead Future Brain Illness

Recent studies show that common viral infections may have a practical impact on human brains. Several different viral exposures have a link to resulting in Alzheimer’s disease and other brain illnesses. However, research is going on to identify how infections are causing these disorders.

Researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health examined existing data of two ongoing biobank programs about the long-term health of 450,000 citizens of Finland and the U.K. They discussed the link between viral infections that resulted in hospitalization and six neurodegenerative illnesses: Alzheimer’s, sclerosis, ALS, Parkinson’s disease, and generalized and vascular dementia.

In the Initial test, 45 types of viral exposure were associated with a high risk of neurological disease in Finland. A similar analysis was carried out on the U.K. data, and the exact correlation was discovered between 22 different viral exposure for both datasets. A strong correlation was seen between developing encephalitis and Alzheimer’s disease by viral exposure after 15 years.

A few viral infections were involved; influenza, herpes simplex, and varicella zoster.  Other viral infections depend upon the location of the illness or its harmful effects, such as meningitis and viral encephalitis. Both result in brain inflammation caused by many different viruses.

The following research goal should be to find out efficient treatments to prevent the effects of infections like vaccines. But vaccines can only lower the risk but can’t eliminate.