It was of all things a herpes virus that was studied. The virus is potentially responsible for irritating the blood vessels, which in turn leads to high blood pressure, along with fatty diets added in here too. So perhaps everyone with herpes should have their blood pressure checked routinely, but everyone should do that anyway.
Vaccines and antiviral drugs could be a new way of treatment for Hypertension. Several drug companies are working on the creation of a vaccine. The connection between cholesterol with the virus also played an important role in the study as well. BD
It might be the case that some cases of hypertension are caused by herpes infection. But I suspect that the vast majority of people with high blood pressure have never been infected with herpes.
No, the cause of hypertension for the majority of sufferers is considered ‘unknown’. Which probably means genetic factors are involved.