Often Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(CFS) is lumped together with Fibromyalgia.  There are many with Fibromyalgia(FM) who later get CFS.  The first article, back in August about the findings, stated that they only tested a few FM patients but all tested positive for XMRV.   Once they start testing more FM patients,  will this be the defining moment when they can distinctly separate the two? Are FM only patients testing positive or did the patients with FM that were tested also had CFS?  These are some of the questions I have.  I have an interest in this and many of you do also.

Following is a post from the ProHealth Research Library concerning a news release from September 3/2010  from Dr. De Meirleir from France:

Dr. De Meirleir finds XMRV in ME/CFS samples from “all of Europe” (French News Bite)

Following is a Sep 3 post of the Co-Cure Listserv on behalf of “Kelly,” sharing an automated English translation of the original news release issued in French (to read that, click HERE). According to the release, Dr. Kenny De Meirleir will share the details at the 1st International XMRV Conference in Washington, DC on September 7 & 8 – news that should heighten interest in the webcasted conference finale on Sep 8.


Note: Notice of the following article was originally posted with a link to the article in French. For those who do not speak French, this is a rough translation per BabelFish. It should be noted that the research has apparently not yet been published in the peer-reviewed literature which is the gold standard.

“Researchers at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Belgian society of biotechnology “R.E.D. Laboratories” managed to identify a new retrovirus among patients suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, announced the VUB Tuesday in an official statement.

“These results corroborate a recent American discovery. American researchers from the University of Nevada had discovered, in October 2009, that the majority of the patients suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome were carrying a new retrovirus XMRV. Before the  Belgian study, these American conclusions had already been confirmed by Harvard Medical School and National Institute of Health (NIH).

“The research undertaken under the direction of professor De Meirleir (VUB) constitutes an innovation because the virus was discovered among sick patients resulting from all of Europe. In addition, this immunological signature is comparable with that of a patient with AIDS.”

As I find information I will post it for everyone.  The information that I receive is often just released and not yet published.  Sometimes it is a few weeks or a month old.  I try my best to give you current information.   I have to apologize for missing some other news recently but I will get it out there for everyone.

Have a Great Day!!


About Donna

I came from a financial background including banking, insurance and real estate. I am an advocate for people taking there health into their own hands. That includes mental, physical and spiritual health. I am also a mother and grandmother (babcia) to a delightful, rambunctious, curious, beautiful, precious....(I can go on for ever) little boy.. who melts my heart every day.
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