Info coming from CFS groups:
A name change already? Now that is something people with ME/CFS/CFIDS/ME/CFS/EBV Syndrome are familiar with.
Things are moving fast at the WPI. Feeling confident that issues about the XMRV’s existence have been settled they are building a foundation for the future, part of which involves calling this pathogen by an appropriate name. As Dr. Burrascano pointed out XMRV is a human not a mouse (ditch the M), you can’t say its an exogenous virus because it’s a uniquely human virus (scratch the x); what it is is a human infectious gamma retrovirus – the first one we know of; ie its an HGRV…..the pronunciation of which is up to you. From an aesthetic standpoint it only gets worse…the disorders associated with HGRV are HGRADS (Human gamma retrovirus associated disease).
Hold onto your seats, Dr. Burrascano, a member of the Symposium stated “the volume of new and important information about this virus and its disease associations is increasing rapidly”.
So next week should be busy and leading into the Workshop on September 7th. So stay tuned in! WE at Veterans Today will keep you updated!
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