Hi Cort: I am getting high numbers of reports through my Blog of parents with CFIDS who have Children with CFIDS. Also, the 70+ outbreaks of CFS recorded around the globe since the early 1930-s surely connects the dots to Infectious Disease. My guess is Saliva (EBV Transmission) using shared utensils (my sons' football team became infected after drinking from community shared water bottles at game breaks) and definitely Breast Milk Transmission is in play for mothers infecting babies. We have concrete scientific proof showing that HHV-6A has the capability to continually reactivate EBV. It does not look like a direct genetic transmission link, however a genetic pre-disposition plus a virulent trigger. Thus, the famial link via genes then environmental virulent trigger. I do not know what studies came up with the idea that this is not a family disease......I have too many letters from distraught parents who are ill with CFIDS as well as their children. This is insidious and needs to be addressed. Also, too many Military Personnel are becoming infected in group numbers after being in close contact, when no sexual contact was incurred. It seems to me that sexual transmission is a lower transmission mode. Just my Theory. Thank you for the Poll!