1936 Fond-du-Lac outbreak

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An early recorded outbreak of ME was in Fond-du-Lac, Wisconsin, USA. Recorded by the US Public Health Service,[1] the outbreak struck Saint Agnes Convent and was recorded as "encephalitis"[2]. Fifty-three people were infected, all novices and convent candidates[3].

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  1. 1936 Fond-du-Lac, Wisconsin, USA Armstong G Report to the Surgeon General, US Public Health Service of the investigation of anoutbreak of “Encephalitis” in the St. Agnes Convent, Fond-du-Lac, Wisconsin, 1936.
  2. Hyde, Byron (1992). The Clinical and scientific basis of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. Ogdensburg, NY: Nightingale Research Foundation. pp. X. ISBN 0969566204. 
  3. Patarca-Montero, Roberto (2004). Medical Etiology, Assessment, and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue and Malaise. Haworth Press. pp. 6–7. ISBN 078902196X. 


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