If I could get out of bed and do a jig, I would!! I got this in my feed from blogs I read and boy did it make my night!
Retrovirus in European patients: De Meirleir confirms NIH/FDA & WPI findings (in FRENCH)
Study results will be shared at the Sept. 7& 8 international XMRV conference
Google translation of article below
Discovery: a new virus could cause chronic fatigue
Magazine – Health Sciences and Tues, August 24, 18:46
Researchers at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and the Belgian company biotech RED Laboratories “are able to identify a new retrovirus in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, said Tuesday the VUB in a statement. These results corroborate a recent American discovery.
U.S. researchers from the University of Nevada were discovered in October 2009, the majority of patients suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome were carriers of a new retrovirus XMRV. Before the Belgian study, the U.S. findings had been confirmed by the Harvard Medical School and the National Institute of Health (NIH).
Research conducted under the direction of Professor De Meirleir (VUB) is a novelty because the virus has been found in sick patients from across Europe. Moreover, the immunological signature is comparable to that of a patient with AIDS.
This new discovery will be presented on September 7 and 8 coming at a workshop of the National Institute of Health in Washington. (Hat tip to Life as We Know it )