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In The NewsThe Globe and Mail of Friday Oct. 9, 2009 presents an article entitled Virus found in Cancer linked to
chronic fatigue written by David Morgan.
It has been reported that a virus linked to prostate cancer and known as XMRV, was found in the blood
of 68 out of 101 chronic fatigue syndrome patients as compared with only 8 of 218 healthy people.
“Judy Mikovits of the Whittemore Pearson Institute in Nevada and colleagues at the U.S. National Cancer Insti-
tute and the Cleveland Clinic emphasized that the finding only shows a link between the virus and chronic fatigue
syndrome, or CFS, and does not prove that the pathogen causes the disorder.
Much more study would be necessary to show a direct link, but Dr. Mikovits said the study offers hope that CFS
sufferers might gain relief from a cocktail of drugs designed to fight AIDS, cancer and inflammation.”
XMRV or xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus is a retrovirus , like the HIV virus that causes
AIDS. XMRV has also been found in some prostate tumours and is also known to cause leukemia and tumours
“Dr. Mikovits’ team said further research must now determine whether XMRV directly causes CFS, is
just a passenger virus in the suppressed immune systems of sufferers or a pathogen that acts in concert with other
viruses that have been implicated in the disorder by previous research.”
Not only does this article link CFS to a number of extremely serious and debilitating illnesses but it pro-
vides an accurate list of symptoms as provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention. What it means for us, is one more very compelling reason for taking our illness seriously.