VIDEO: CFS & the Viral Connection by Dr. Anthony Komaroff

Is there objective scientific evidence that ME/CFS is a biological disorder? “Unequivocally yes,” says Dr. Anthony Komaroff, of Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston.

Via slides and audio, in this Sep 21 2010 CFIDS Association webinar, Dr. Komaroff cites an impressive arsenal of evidence pointing to immunological and other abnormalities in ME/CFS patients – including research implicating many viruses as potential triggers or perpetuating factors.

Viral associations that he reviews include: Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), Human Herpesvirus (HHV)-6, Q-fever, Ross River virus, borrelia burgdorferi (agent that causes Lyme disease), Parvovirus, Borna disease virus, Influenza A (H1N1) virus (swine flu), enteroviruses and mycoplasmas, as well as recent associations with XMRV.

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