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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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Jose Montoya is an Infectious disease doctor and researcher, and was Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine) at Stanford University Medical Center into 2019. His special areas of clinical focus include: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Infectious Disease, Toxoplasmosis, Infection in the setting of solid organ transplantation, and Infection as a trigger of chronic diseases. (more...)

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A stained sample of the Epstein-Barr virus.
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