Is there a link between Alzheimer’s disease and a virus?

By Ken Buben, President, Fancy

The news broke about Alzheimer’s Disease and a possible link to a virus – the common virus, herpes simplex 1 (HSV-1).  Alzheimer’s disease is believed to cause loss of memory due to many reasons; brain disease,  autoimmune disease, genetics – from a specific gene and now possibly a virus. The connection with Alzheimer’s disease is the herpes virus can affect the brain cells.

Scientists have found that the genetic/viral link can connect to the Alzheimer’s disease and canker sores. The virus that causes herpes, HSV-1, is permanent, contagious and transmitted through oral contact such as kissing or using toothbrush of another person. Herpes are fluid-filled blisters that appear in or around the mouth and a length of approximately 7 to 10 days and can be treated; some are used topically and others are taken orally. Cold sores are best treated as early as possible.

To avoid getting the virus avoid direct contact with a herpes infected patient including touching, sharing of a drinking glass, cigarette, etc.  To stay protected in a hospital setting or health care facility – wash your hands thoroughly and get medical uniform protection today.

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I own and operate an online store that specializes in nursing scrubs, nursing uniforms, lab coats and clogs. The website includes New Balance, Gelscrubs, Jockey, Cherokee, Trend, White Swan, and the product line I am most proud of is a protecting fluid repelling scrub line from Vestex.
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