Sick and Tired - Incline Village Outbreak

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An ABC TV news magazine, PrimeTime Live, hosted in the US by Sam Donaldson and Diane Sawyer, aired a 12 minute segment in 1996 entitled, Sick and Tired , about the 1984 outbreak of ME/CFS in Incline Village, Nevada, and the subsequent failure of the federal government to investigate the cause or a possible cure. The renewed interest in the (by then) twelve year old epidemic was prompted by the release of Hillary Johnson's 1996, skilfully researched book, Osler's Web: Inside the Labyrinth of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic. Featured in the news segment was Dr. Paul Cheney, Dr. Daniel Peterson, Dr. David Bell, Dr. Elaine DeFreitas, author Hillary Johnson, HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Philip Lee, NIH director, Stephen Straus, and several patients.[1]

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