Interviewer: A lot of physicians don't believe in this disease.
NK: Yeah, it's like Santa Claus. You know they consider a medical illness something you can believe in or not believe in. I've never understood that. Because the science behind this illness is very strong. These patients have tremendous inflammation. You can measure it!
NK in response to the transmission question: It would appear, at least in these very initial kinds of studies that it is more something you get from mother to child, from father to child, that you're born with the virus.
Interviewer: And then there's a triggering event of some kind?
NK: Exactly. Something like, say, Mononucleosis comes along and kicks the immune system off and BOOM!! your sick as the devil and you don't get better.
I was hoping someone would post this interview. My crush on NK is growing with each public appearance.
Her transmission explanation was Mother or Father - > child.
Then something like mononucleosis kicking off the immune system and then I think XMRV kicking off then
Have I got that right?
How does that fit in with the epidemics?