International ME Awareness Day

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International ME Awareness Day is on May 12th each year, the day of Florence Nightingale's birthday.[1][2]

ME Awareness Week changes date in different years, but is the week including May 12th. May is ME Awareness Month.

Illnesses[edit | edit source]

In addition to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), International ME Awareness Day includes Fibromyalgia, Gulf War Syndrome and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, collectively these are known as Central Immological and Neurological Diseases (CIND).[3][1]

May 12th[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

International ME Awareness Day began in 1993.[3]

Online presence[edit | edit source]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

See also: diseases[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 May 12th International Awareness Day (April 29, 2015). "CIND Illnesses". Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  2. CDC (May 11, 2020). "ME/CFS". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 ME Support. "Countdown Clock - M.E. Support". Retrieved May 16, 2020.