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Similar post-infection syndrome? Anthrax victims have chronic fatigue & memory probs

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Dolphin, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Saw this on another list. Thought it might interest somebody
     
  2. alex3619

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    Hi Dolphin, thanks for this article. The biggest risk factor for ME is severity of initial illness (this was CFS research though). I think we can agree anthrax is a severe infection.

    What is interesting is the prevalence of the post infectious fatigue and related symptoms. 53% implies that, if we are going to call this ME or something similar, that the syndrome is an immune aberration and not due to a pathogen. Prior post infectious studies have shown only a little over 10% have very long term issues.

    Bye, Alex
     
  3. Annikki

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    Some people have suggested experimental anthrax vaccines were used on Gulf War Veterans. If this doesn't relate to CFS it still may possibly relate to GWS.
     

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