Have there been any animal studies for CFS?

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Has anyone ever injected mice with blood from a CFS sufferer to see if they develop symptoms? Or to try to isolate a pathogen?
 

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Dysautonomia International funded some work on antibodies thought to be related to POTS on rabbits. Some ME/CFS folks have POTS, and most have orthostatic intolerance.

Adrenergic Autoantibody-Induced Postural Tachycardia Syndrome in Rabbits, 2019, Li et al
Open access here: www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/JAHA.119.013006
Editorial here: www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/JAHA.119.014084

Dr Jose Montoya used to refer to a monkey model of CFS that was stopped when the researcher involved got CFS.

Gulf War illness now has many animal models - mostly by giving them a cocktail of drugs that those in the 1990 conflict were given.
Gulf War Illness Treatments Discovered. Will Veterans Affairs Officials Listen Now?
https://thewarhorse.org/gulf-war-il...tments-discovered-veterans-affairs-officials/

Most mouse models have been dubious such as this one
An Adrenalectomy Mouse Model Reflecting Clinical Features for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
https://www.mdpi.com/2218-273X/10/1/71

Some discussion on animal models on various s4me threads such as this one. Probably threads here too. I suggest you dig through those first if you have not already done so.
https://www.s4me.info/threads/animal-models-of-me-cfs.9833/