Cold sores and shingles may be linked to Alzheimer’s, new research indicates

Cold sores and shingles may be linked to Alzheimer’s, new research indicates
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New research from Tufts and Oxford universities adds to the growing evidence that they might — and how. Bad, because somewhere between 50% and 80% of the population has the herpes simplex, the virus that causes cold sores. The issue is that herpes simplex mostly lies dormant in the body and very rarely reactivates.