There are 3 parts to this research that are going to change the complete picture:
Like what’s already been mentioned,
1- what methods they used? WPI or their own?
2- Does this settle the argument that XMRV has been in Europe for at the very least 4 years:
During 2006–2009, the 267 samples were collected from 3 groups of patients
Where are these patients from?
3 - Finally and more importantly, mode of transmission. Dr. Cheney said way back in October that XMRV would be found in saliva and may prove to be the most infectious retrovirus known to man.
I look at it this way: Some of my worst symptoms are migraines, sickness/vomiting, and gastrointestinal problems. Obviously, I do have extreme stiffness, but I am 37. Most people suffer from these problems everyday too, and don't have any diagnosis. Some have may have a diagnosis that are irrespective of ME/CFS, even though it may simple be XMRV.
There could quite understandably be millions affected, that don't have a clue. We understand that ME does effect everyone differently. Some people can work, some can only manage a home life, some are housebound, and some are bed bound, mute, and need 24 hour care. Now change ME to XMRV, and it may begin to make sense. #
XMRV may treat everyone differently, and we may all