Monday, August 23, 2010

Murine leukemia viruses causing chronic fatigue syndrome?

According to this recent FDA press release:

Researchers have found murine leukemia viruses (MLV) related gene sequences in blood samples collected from patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and some healthy blood donors, according to a study published online today by the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Does this support the theory that CFS is caused by some type of viral infection? If that's the case, then wouldn't it be great if we could find an antiviral treatment that would essentially "cure" CFS?

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