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    Viral entry into the brain through olfactory nerve (CNI)--latency in olfactory bulb?

    My illness first signs was a strange pain after exercise, deep in my right upper nasopharynx area. This became a cold/flu which settled in the chest for awhile and somewhere along the way ME/CFS began. My theory is that this is a brain problem in some form. Either through faulty information...