According to ME-Pedia the last outbreak was in 1996. Is this really true? https://me-pedia.org/wiki/List_of_myalgic_encephalomyelitis_and_chronic_fatigue_syndrome_outbreaks That is well over two decades ago now. Almost a quarter century. In the 1950s there were dozens of recorded outbreaks. The age of the internet began around the time the outbreaks stopped. If there were still outbreaks people would be flooding into this website and other places. I find it highly unlikely an outbreak could have happened and not been noticed. I can only conclude outbreaks are on hiatus. If it is true we have to assume something important has changed. Hospital sanitation protocols? viral mutation? Other? I got sick all by myself. I suspect 99.9% of us did. Is this disease now different to what it was when it had an outbreak form?