Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Merry, Apr 2, 2011.
Thanks, glenp, for the link to the paper on the novel bunyavirus, SFTSV, discovered in China.
This is interesting, but it doesn't appear to be about the same disease. The "AIDS-like" disease symptoms didn't mention high fever or thrombocytopenia. I think the severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is a different new disease in China.
Judy Mikovits spoke of this possibility in April 2010. http://www.iacfsme.org/Portals/0/pdf/IACFS-Attachment4-April2010.pdf
I also seem to remember one study that looked at this, maybe at last year's CROI (???), but I can't find it right now. I know that the other common gammaretrovirus, feline leukemia virus, is thought to be spread through saliva.
And yet, that can't be the whole story, or more people would have it. Epidemiologically, it doesn't fit. Maybe it's like feline leukemia virus that way, too, because some cats can live in the same household with a cat with FLV and not get it. Others become infected with the virus but remain asymptomatic, but shed live virus.
There's a whole lot more research that needs to be done on this. Meantime, we sit here waiting for answers. But we're getting good at asking the questions...
Please everyone, remember this chinese disease is NOT ME/CFS. People here seem to be assuming it is!
I started the thread in "Other Health News" because I'm not assuming anything.
Here's the thread hanchuchu started:
Their illness sounds as if its also a connective tissue thing seeing they get hardening of skin/organs etc
quote from http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/37509/99999999/1/1/ . Umm that sure would make a great Doomsday film, it could be a blockbuster... any filmmakers about?
Maybe that is what that group needs done.
Im sure what we have and what they have too is spread by saliva. I had an ex who used to come down ill for days (sore throat, up glands..sick in bed) after I'd kissed him... on kissing reexposure to me again once well weeks or a mth or so later, he'd get ill again. He got sick from me on three different occassions over a matter of mths, he was convinced I was giving him something. Obviously "most" peoples immune system can fight off whatever we carry.
(what I dont understand is one would think one would become immune to it once one had caught it once and wouldnt get symptoms again unless Im giving off a virus which rapidly changes like the common cold virus does).
My sister has CFS symptoms for past year after drinking accidently out of a cup I'd drunk from and left half filled.
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