Is Meniere's disease infectious?

There is considerable interest in whether Meniere's disease has viral origins. It has been suggested that periodic reactivation of a virus by factors such as stress may account for the recurrent episodes of symptoms. However, after extensive studies, there is still no strong evidence that a virus is involved. In endolymphatic sac tissues, herpes simplex viral DNA was identified in a small proportion of patients. Cytomegalovirus and adenovirus12 were both absent. However, even the presence of herpes simplex in the endolymphatic sac does not prove that this virus caused the disease. In addition, a variety of viruses have been administered to animals and there has been no reports in which the virus induced pathology similar to Meniere's disease.