Thursday, October 8, 2009

HUGE NEWS for CFS research!!!

Today's announcement of the discovery of the XMRV retrovirus' link to a debilitating neuroimmune disease that affects more than one million people in the United States, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), is of particular personal signifcance to me, offering such hope for answers and eventual development of reliable treatment for those of us living with neuro-immune illnesses like CFS.

I will be posting more on my own involvement with this research study and why I am so excited in coming days (today has been a very bad day for me physcially, and I'm just not up to posting much at the moment) but in the meantime, please find out more about this amazing breakthrough research at and be sure to read through the excelent FAQs they have posted for you there on the Whittemore Peterson Institute website.

Other links related to this research:
NIH press release

95% of ME/CFS Patients Positive for XMRV, with More-Refined Test

Virus Isolated in Chronic Fatigue Sufferers

More links to come...

1 comment:

Joanne said...

It is wonderful news and very interesting too. It is a virus crossed from the animal world how it is transmitted will be interesting.

I know many with lyme also suffer from co infections and viruses and are treated with antibiotics and anti virals to regain their health.