Clusters or outbreaks first put ME/CFS on the map over twenty years ago. The clusters are still occurring – every infectious outbreak from Giardia to SARS leaves behind a set of ME/CFS-like patients – but they’ve rarely been studied in ME/CFS.
The Simmaron Research Institute is putting clusters back on the map with a study examining clusters of insect triggered ME/CFS. The study is driven by the recognition that insect borne illnesses are rarely tested for but can often cause long term ME/CFS-like illnesses.
Could your ME/CFS have been triggered by a mosquito or tick bite? Could you have an undiagnosed but possibly treatable infection? The lead investigator, Konstance Knox, thinks the answers will surprise. Find out more in
After years of work it’s time to attempt what we’ve never been able to do before – get Congress to force the NIH to double its funding for ME/CFS. Support the historic bill to increase research funding, add new ME/CFS research centers, require the development of a strategic plan, etc.. It will take less than 5 minutes.