News Digest: FDA/NIH find MLV's in blood of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients.

I am not well enough to write the prose and poetry that such a day deserves. We are still at the beginning of things. We do not have causation but we now have a confirmed association between CFS and murine leukemia viruses.  Here is the news of the day.  It will be continually updated to reflect publications on this discovery for August 23rd.

New mouse virus found in chronic fatigue patients

Mouse virus link to chronic fatigue is studied

Scientists Find Traces Of Virus In Chronic Fatigue Patients

 Detection of MLV-related virus gene sequences in blood of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and healthy blood donors 

Copy of the Full Paper 

Statement of Editor-in-Chief of PNAS on publication of controversial paper

 Second Paper Supports Viral Link to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Statment from the WPI on the Finding

Study: Presence of murine leukemia virus related gene sequences found in CFS patients

 Chronic Fatigue Linked to Virus Class

Study Finds Retroviruses in Chronic Fatigue Sufferers

 Q&;A: Why I delayed XMRV paper

New evidence that virus may cause chronic fatigue


 Study: Presence of Murine Leukemia Virus Related Gene Sequences Found in CFS Patients

There is much work to be done before there is a FDA approved test, and clinical trials. Yet, with this vindication of the Science of the WPI,  the great work can begin to discover if these MLV's are indeed the cause of our disease, and with that real treatments to lessen our suffering and return some of what we've lost. 

Our way in to the hearts and minds of the public is through the safety of the blood supply!

Andrea Martell

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