Zoonotic diseases

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Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases that can be transmitted between humans and animals.[1]

Veteranian Walter Tarello, who has investigated illnesses that resemble chronic fatigue syndrome in animals, has hypothesized ME/CFS may have zoonotic components as he and his wife, who work together, were both diagnosed with CFS.[2]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 1996, Possible correlation between Borna disease virus infection and Japanese patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.[3]
  • 1999, Borna Disease Virus Proteins in Patients with CFS[4]
  • 2001, Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) associated with Staphylococcus spp. bacteremia, responsive to potassium arsenite 0.5% in a veterinary surgeon and his coworking wife, handling with CFS animal cases.[2]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Zoonotic Diseases | One Health | CDC". www.cdc.gov. Sep 19, 2018. Retrieved Feb 1, 2019. 
  2. 2.02.1 Tarello, W. (Oct 2001). "Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) associated with Staphylococcus spp. bacteremia, responsive to potassium arsenite 0.5% in a veterinary surgeon and his coworking wife, handling with CFS animal cases". Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 24 (4): 233–246. ISSN 0147-9571. PMID 11561958. 
  3. Kitani, T.; Kuratsune, H.; Fuke, I.; Nakamura, Y.; Nakaya, T.; Asahi, S.; Tobiume, M.; Yamaguti, K.; Machii, T. (1996). "Possible correlation between Borna disease virus infection and Japanese patients with chronic fatigue syndrome". Microbiology and Immunology. 40 (6): 459–462. ISSN 0385-5600. PMID 8839433. 
  4. Susan Levine. (1999). Borna Disease Virus Proteins in Patients with CFS. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 5, Iss. 3-4, pp. 199-206. http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J092v05n03_17

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.

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