1936 Fond-du-Lac outbreak

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An early recorded outbreak of ME was in Fond-du-Lac, Wisconsin, US. Recorded by the US Public Health Service,[1] the outbreak struck Saint Agnes Convent and was recorded as "encephalitis".[2][3] Fifty-three young women were infected, all novices and convent candidates[4]

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  1. Armstong, Charles A. (1936), Report to the Surgeon General, US Public Health Service, of the investigation of an outbreak of "Encephalitis" in the St. Agnes Convent, Fond-du-Lac, Wisconsin.
  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. Roueché, Berton (November 19, 1965). "In The Bughouse". 41 (Part 6). The New Yorker. p. 208.
  4. Patarca-Montero, Roberto (2004). Medical Etiology, Assessment, and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue and Malaise. Haworth Press. pp. 6–7. ISBN 078902196X.
  5. Henderson, Donald A.; Shelokov, Alexis (April 9, 1959). "Epidemic Neuromyasthenia - Clinical Syndrome?". N Engl J Med. 260 (15): 757–764. doi:10.1056/NEJM195904092601506.