Linking MS with Epstein Barr virus

I had a drummer back in the early 90’s who got an acute version of Epstein-Barr Virus

He told me he had been touring around and living a little too fast, as I’ll put it
Started falling down at gigs having fits which got progressively worse

Finally ended up in a country hospital completely paralysed and couldn’t talk
It was pre-internet and the doctors were baffled
A visiting doctor from Sydney worked out it was EBV

After 6 months he finally moved his little finger
Took another 18 months of rehabilitation and walking around town on a frame to eventually come right

By the time I met him, he was perfectly normal again