Dr. Bell terms XMRV retrovirus possible ‘puppet-master’; plans to test 1985 Lyndonville outbreak patients

Dr. David S. Bell, MD, has published a new issue of his free Lyndonville News e-newsletter, with comments on research linking the XMRV retrovirus ME/CFS/FM, and possible implications.

“If any of you reading this became ill in the Lyndonville area around 1985, were 18 or under at the time, and want to be evaluated, please write to me at lynnews@davidsbell.com. Even if you are feeling great now,” writes Dr. Bell.

In a personal comment, he notes: “I would think of XMRV as the ‘puppet-master’. It is known to be linked to prostate cancer; it lurks in the shadows and pulls certain strings causing cells to become malignant. Perhaps it pulls another string to cause EBV to be more active, or Lyme, or enterovirus? Another string to alter RNAse L? Many, many questions open up. But we already know several things…"

To read the rest of Dr. Bell’s thinking on XMRV, and to sign up to receive the Lyndonville News at Dr. Bell’s website, click here.

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