Today, this is on the "XMRV Buzz" page... "Dr. Cheny (ahem Cheney's) Study - Dr. Cheney's study probably did little to answer any of the more pressing questions about XMRV because the tests were not done at an independent lab but it should prove quite valuable when the WPI's XMRV test is validated. Some of his stats were alarming. Dr. Cheney has said he probably sees a sicker population and judging from this sample he probably is; the average duration was almost 20 years! He found XMRV in almost 75% of them. Just as the Phoenix Rising Forums his patients had a very high incidence of CFS or CFS-like illnesses in their family (45%); 48% had cancer in their families or themselves and 28% had autoimmune diseases in the family. (One wonders what the norms are.) The most startling fact was 50% XMRV positivity in non-CFS family members. If Dr. Cheney is right this virus is spreading in families." He apparently thinks it is more contagious than many other CFS doctors think it is. So how does he think it's "spreading in families"...? Saliva? Does he have any transmission prevention recommendations?