The Daily News Global, Saturday, April 30th, 2011:
ME disease or chronic fatigue syndrome has attacked millions of people in the world. Now the cause of a disease that makes a person experiences physical fatigue was very, very successfully found.
Scientists from the United States managed to find a significant breakthrough, answering what is the cause of ME disease or chronic fatigue syndrome. A single type of retrovirus virus known as XMRV turned out to play a role in this disease.
Researchers found the virus was lodged on 67 percent of people with chronic fatigue syndrome. This amount is very large compared to the population of ordinary people who do not suffer from ME disease or chronic fatigue syndrome, found only 4 percent.
But these scientists seem pretty careful. Experts warn there is no evidence that could infer a link between XMRV with chronic fatigue syndrome. Previously, the experts say not because of ME disease or chronic fatigue syndrome virus infected and more suffered by the people who work outside the office.
Yet this discovery raises new hopes to provide appropriate care for people with ME. ME is a disease that makes someone a very weak condition that is not fair after doing the activity and in the world there are about 17 million people suffer from this ME disease or chronic fatigue syndrome.
While The Whittemore Peterson Institute in Nevada USA say they have extracted XMRV DNA from blood that found in 68 patients of 101 patients who suffering from ME disease or chronic fatigue syndrome.
These trials showed that patients who have XMRV is because they have been infected. This makes the researchers believe the possibility XMRV ME disease becomes a contributing factor. XMRV is also known to have an important role in some cases of prostate cancer.
Dr Judy Mikovits who led the study, said blood was found to contain pathogens through body fluids and blood transmission. “ME disease or chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms such as chronic fatigue, decreased immune system and chronic infections that are characteristic of what we see from retroviruses,” says Judy.
“This discovery could be a big and important step for the treatment of millions of patients with ME disease or chronic fatigue syndrome,” he continued.
Patients suffering from ME disease or chronic fatigue syndrome usually have symptoms of fever, headache, sleepiness, and long physical fatigue average of 6 months or more, so sometimes patients have to lie in bed for a long time because of ME disease or chronic fatigue syndrome.