So even though it is now getting media attention here somewhat, it has been ignored previously. I was a little upset when I first read the newspaper article, probably more so because this paper is in my own city. It always takes me a day or two to regroup and come back and post. So emotional. One or two hundred people? What?? And we are hundreds of thousands... it has to be under-reported or something. I have to wonder if it is "outbreaks" like this that will finally give ME/CFS and all the other variants the needed respectability to be mainstream knowledge. We are not exactly a tag-along group with our numbers. Ironic. It is articles like this that are bringing my daughter back around to me. Always tight as could be, all her growing-up years, all through her teens, all through her 20s... then suddenly cold-shoulder. But... she is experiencing some symptoms that may be ME/CFS... maybe Mom isn't so nutty talking to her about possible sleeping viruses from over 20 years ago.