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Pathogens

Numerous pathogens have been associated with ME/CFS. (more...)

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A stained sample of Epstein-Barr virus.

The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) or HHV4 is a herpesvirus. The most common cause of infectious mononucleosis or "glandular fever," it infects 90% of adults worldwide.It has been implicated in numerous immune diseases including chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, and systemic lupus erythematosus. It is known to turn on "risk genes" for autoimmune disease in the cells it infects. (more...)

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