Is there a paper that elucidates the viral-neurological connection in ME/CFS? A friend of mine doesn't understand why I don't have overt viral symptoms (runny nose, sore throat, fever, etc) when I have viral infections. They affect me primarily neurologically and seem to go straight to my brain, disrupting my sleep, my concentration, my coordination, and my energy. As I understand it the herpes viruses (EBV, CMV, HHV6) tend to live in the nervous system and when they are activated, it can cause the type of symptoms mentioned above. Anything that undermines my immune system (including garden variety cold and flu bugs) can activate the herpes viruses. I would like to know if this explanation is written up somewhere...? thanks.