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Numerous pathogens have been associated with ME/CFS. Viruses, including the Epstein-Barr virus, and bacterial infections, are frequently reported triggers for ME and CFS (more...)


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Borrelia burgdorferi

Lyme disease (Lyme) a chronic illness which causes severe fatigue and it's often misdiagnosed as ME/CFS. Lyme disease is caused by the pathogen borrelia burgdorferi, which is passed on through bites from infected deer tick. (more...)


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Source: MECFS Alert

Dr. John K. S. Chia is an infectious disease doctor with a medical practice in Torrance, California. Dr. Chia became heavily involved in research and clinical care of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) patients after his son Andrew Chia became ill with CFS. He has published several papers on infectious causes of ME and CFS, including evidence of involvement of enteroviruses such as coxsackie B and echovirus, other viruses, such as parvovirus B19, as well as, bacteria, such as Chlamydia pneumoniae. In addition to his clinical work, he runs his own enterovirus research laboratory and is on the board of directors of the Enterovirus Foundation. (more...)


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Non-cytolytic enterovirus in the stomach.
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