Mouse virus doesn't cause chronic fatigue syndrome

 作者:秋脂渝     |      日期:2019-03-07 08:20:06
A RETROVIRUS found in the blood of people with chronic fatigue syndrome probably came from contamination, not infection. Two years ago, Vincent Lombardi at the Whittemore Peterson Institute in Reno, Nevada, thought he had found the cause of the tiredness and muscle pain of CFS after discovering a mouse virus called xenotropic murine leukaemia virus-related virus (XMRV) in blood samples from 68 of 101 people with CFS compared with just eight of 218 samples from healthy volunteers. Now, Jay Levy at the University of California, San Francisco, has drawn a blank when screening for XMRV in 61 people with CFS,