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A Study of 500,000 Medical Records Links Viruses to Alzheimer’s Again And Again

A Study of 500,000 Medical Records Links Viruses to Alzheimer’s Again And Again

By FELICITY NELSON, ScienceAlert

A study of around 500,000 medical records suggested that severe viral infections like encephalitis and pneumonia increase the risk of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Researchers found 22 connections between viral infections and neurodegenerative conditions in the study of around 450,000 people.

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