Children who have had enterovirus infection are around 50 percent more likely to have type 1 diabetes -- ScienceDaily

Children who have been infected with enterovirus are 48 percent more
likely to have developed type 1 diabetes, a study shows. "Type 1
diabetes is considered to be caused by complex interaction between
genetic susceptibility, the immune system, and environmental factors,"
say the authors. "Though the cue for genetic predisposition has been
elucidated, evidence also points to involvement of enterovirus (EV)
infection, including viruses such as poliovirus, Coxsackievirus A,
Coxsackievirus B, and echovirus."

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