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View Diary: Much Ado About Something! - XMRV and CFS (24 comments)

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  •  It is important to note (5+ / 0-)

    that the xmrv saga is on interest to more than just the CFS/Fibromyalgia community. XMRV has already been implicated in some instances of  prostate cancer. The retrovirus has been identified in the blood of 3-7% of the general population. If as  Dr. Alter believes xmrv is blood borne the implications for blood banks and world health generally are very significant indeed. Several blood banks are already refusing donors with CFS.

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