I hope for a vaccine against Alzheimer’s: Letter to editor

Linda Shields

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Sam Wong reports a link between herpes infection and Alzheimer's disease (30 June, p 12). This made me wonder whether a vaccine could help prevent Alzheimer's.
Immunisation against varicella zoster virus protects children and some others against chicken pox, and people over 60 against shingles. This virus is a member of the herpes family. Will it be too much of a stretch to develop vaccines against herpes viruses 6 and 7, which were found in the brains of people who had Alzheimer's?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-54
Number of pages3
JournalNew Scientist
Issue number3189
Publication statusPublished - 01 Aug 2018


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