Tapanui Flu

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Tapanui Flu is a colloquial and outdated name used in New Zealand for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), coined after an outbreak occurred in the Tapanui area in the early 1980s. Though sometimes still used informally, it has been replaced in the medical community with the terms: myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), postviral fatigue syndrome (PVFS), Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) and/or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).[1] The term, Tapanui Flu, originated from a 1984 outbreak in the small, rural town of Tapanui, in West Otago in New Zealand's South Island, close to the boundary with Southland region.[2]

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References

  1. http://www.healthnavigator.org.nz/health-a-z/c/chronic-fatigue-syndrome/
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapanui


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