I recently read on Osler's web that in early 1990, Gunn at the hem of the CDC kept lots of letters from dr and nurses personnally infected with CFS/ME- I can say infected. I am wondering if such statistics are being kept or available anywhere. Apparently thousands of nurses in the US. This would certainly help me with my disability cause- or at least sound the alarm to other nurses to watch for exposure to body fluids. It sounds like it is not airborne but saliva would be the easiest route of contracting the disease. Maybe in the future, nurse will be masked or shielded when approaching a patient for close contact care???