A name change already? Now that is something people with ME/CFS/CFIDS/ME/CFS/EBV Syndrome are familiar with.
Things are moving fast at the WPI. Feeling confident that issues about the XMRV’s existence have been settled they are building a foundation for the future, part of which involves calling this pathogen by an appropriate name. As Dr. Burrascano pointed out XMRV is a human not a mouse (ditch the M), you can’t say its an exogenous virus because it’s a uniquely human virus (scratch the x); what it is is a human infectious gamma retrovirus – the first one we know of; ie its an HGRV…..the pronunciation of which is up to you. From an aesthetic standpoint it only gets worse…the disorders associated with HGRV are HGRADS (Human gamma retrovirus associated disease).
Hold onto your seats, Dr. Burrascano, a member of the Symposium stated “the volume of new and important information about this virus and its disease associations is increasing rapidly”.
The Lo-CFS Connection – Dr. Alter appeared out of the blue; a major researcher without any apparent connections to ME/CFS he appears to have stepped in at just the right time to, kind of, save the day. But is he really out of the blue? A thread on the Phoenix Rising Forums indicates that his partner, Dr. Lo, played a major role in mycoplasma research and actually authored a paper on CFS and mycoplasma. His record suggests that he’s very good at finding difficult to find bugs. He did not find an association between mycoplasma’s and CFS but it may be that he thought at some point a bug was going to show up.
Dr Lo was involved with the Gulf War Veterans with the mycoplasma. Seems Dr Garth Nicholson was right on target.
So next week should be busy and leading into the Workshop on September 7th. So stay tuned in! WE at Veterans Today will keep you updated!
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