Journal Publishes CDC Paper Failing to Find Viral Link With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

In the latest twist in a contentious debate about a possible tie between a retrovirus and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), the journal Retrovirology today published online a study led researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that refutes that link. The study, which was held up in publication because it conflicts with another pending study by U.S. government scientists, failed to find xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) in blood samples from 51 CFS patients and 56 healthy people.

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