There has been so much in the news since October 09 about the XMRV retro virus which has been found in blood samples from patients with ME/CFS. The Whittemore Peterson Institute has many links into news articles.
I have followed this because there are many people with Lyme disease who struggle with ME/CFS type symptoms and like me are often diagnosed with ME/CFS before being diagnosed with Lyme. Conversely I have met other patients on line who have an ME/CFS diagnosis but also have Lyme Diagnosis.
Whether XMRV will be found in some patients with Lyme remains to be seen.
What also interests me is the politics that surround ME/CFS and where best to read about that but through Oslers web blog by Hillary Johnson. I came across Hillary Johnson as she wrote the forward in Pam Weintraube's book a must read for anyone with Lyme Disease. One day I look forward to reading Osler's web.
Who would have believed that these two illnesses could have been skewed so by medical politics, so that thousands of patients suffer undiagnosed for years and are denied adequately treated, because a handful of people in powerful positions dictate their OPINIONS and do not consider all available science or even try to further available science to the benefit of those patients.