Im sure there are maybe a few in the US who have got an ME diagnoses (thou its very rare) as the CDC (I know this was still up last year but dont know if it still is now thou as I know they've changed their site since I was there), clearly stated on their website on the CFS part that ME and CFS werent the same thing and were different illnesses (They had 2-3 different references to this on different places of their CDC stuff). They didnt then go on anywhere and describe what ME was and they didnt have an area for it at their site which explained their own ME comments further. So I even emailed CDC about it and they responded giving me specific places to contact to get answers to my questions on "what are the differences between ME and CFS which they refer to on their site?"... to which I followed throu with their email suggestions but it was a wild goose chase as none of those refered places could answer, so I further emailed CDC and at that point they were going to phone me over it and asked me what time they could phone.. (I wanted to arrange others to sit in on the CDC call with the questions on ME and CFS but then went throu a crash at that time and didnt contact them back to give them a time to arrange a discussion with me.. it all got to much). Im sure not having the ME defination on the CDC site would of stopped many doctors who looked it up on the site from giving ME diagnoses but Im sure a few out there would of remembered ME from a long time back (before CFS got brought in) and could of still diagnosed someone with ME since the CDC site WAS recognising that ME existed and was different then CFS and was saying that publically for all to see at the time (that info I know had been there for at least 3 years as that was when I'd first come across it and these aknowledgements of theirs).