1936 Fond-du-Lac outbreak
Onset[edit | edit source]
An early recorded outbreak of ME was in Fond-du-Lac, Wisconsin, USA. Recorded by the US Public Health Service, the outbreak struck Saint Agnes Convent and was recorded as "encephalitis". Fifty-three people were infected, all novices and convent candidates.
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See also[edit | edit source]
- Epidemic myalgic encephalomyelitis
- List of myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome outbreaks
References[edit | edit source]
- 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.
- Hyde, Byron (1992). The Clinical and scientific basis of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. Ogdensburg, NY: Nightingale Research Foundation. pp. X. ISBN 0969566204.
- Patarca-Montero, Roberto (2004). Medical Etiology, Assessment, and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue and Malaise. Haworth Press. pp. 6–7. ISBN 078902196X.