Could Parkinson’s disease be sexually transmitted?
THE sexually transmitted virus hepatitis could increase a person’s risk of Parkinson’s disease, experts have warned.
The viruses themselves, or treatment to combat them, could leave someone at greater risk of developing the debilitating neurological condition, they said.
Another explanation, according to the team from the University of Oxford, is that people who are susceptible to hepatitis could also be more susceptible to Parkinson’s.
The hepatitis virus affects the liver, and if left untreated can prove fatal.
In the UK around one in every 350 people live with chronic hepatitis B.