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Numerous pathogens have been associated with ME/CFS. Viruses, including the Epstein-Barr virus, and bacterial infections, are frequently reported triggers for ME and 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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Hector Bonilla is an infectious diseases doctor and researcher at Stanford, University, United States. He specializes in HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C virus and ME/CFS. He received the 2018 Ramsey Award from the Solve ME/CFS Initiative for a genetics project on ME/CFS and the herpes virus.. (more...)

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A stained sample of the Epstein-Barr virus.
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