The Role of Viral Infections and the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) – By Guest Blogger, Dr. Ann Morrison

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Reaction to recent editorials highlighting the role of viral infections and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease are currently trending on social media. Data indicate that individuals with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) or Chlamydia have an increased risk of developing AD (Itzhaki, R., et.al. 2016). Comments I have seen on social media are fraught with misinformation and over-interpretation.

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