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
THE FDA/NIH/HARVARD “XMRV” STUDY: THE SAME THING,
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!