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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

New study may help understand how Kaposi's Sarcoma virus affects Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients.

Characterization of de novo lytic infection of dermal lymphatic microvascular endothelial cells by Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus


https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0042682219302041

Diagnosis


To determine if a suspicious-looking skin lesion is Kaposi's sarcoma, your doctor will need to perform a biopsy, which involves removing a small piece of tissue for examination in a laboratory.

Tests to diagnose internal Kaposi's sarcoma include:

  • Fecal occult blood test. This test detects hidden blood in stool, which can be a sign of Kaposi's sarcoma in the digestive tract.
  • Chest X-ray. A chest X-ray may reveal abnormalities suggesting Kaposi's sarcoma in the lung.
  • Bronchoscopy. In this test, a thin tube (bronchoscope) is passed through your nose or mouth into your lungs to view their lining and take samples of abnormal areas.
  • Upper endoscopy. This test uses a thin tube (endoscope) passed through your mouth to examine the esophagus, stomach and first part of your small intestine. If your doctor suspects Kaposi's sarcoma inside any of these organs, a biopsy of the affected tissue is taken to confirm the disease.
  • Colonoscopy. In this test, a thin tube (colonoscope) is passed through your rectum and advanced into your colon to examine the walls of these organs. Abnormalities suggesting Kaposi's sarcoma in the rectum or colon can also be biopsied during colonoscopy.
https://www.drugs.com/mcd/kaposi-s-sarcoma


Should Kaposi's Sarcoma be added to this list of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome co-morbidities?




https://www.frontiersin.org/files/Articles/427132/fped-07-00012-HTML/image_m/fped-07-00012-t006.jpg


"Persons infected with KSHV can asymptomatically shed the virus. It is advised to practice safe sex with infected individuals and curtail activities where saliva might be shared during sexual activity."


http://www.herpes.com/hhv-8.html




This is what oral Kaposi's Sarcoma looks like.




Source: https://doctorspiller.com/kaposis-sarcoma/

Compare it to these crimson crescent lesions in the mouths of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients.



"Burke A. Cunha, MD, discovered what he called crimson crescents in the mouths of 80% of his CFS patients. After the word got out, Cunha received calls from other parts of the country. Physicians began telling him that they also were finding the crimson crescents in their patients once they looked for them."

https://www.prohealth.com/library/crimson-crescents-facilitate-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-cfs-diagnosis-11266




Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients may have undiagnosed internal Kaposi's Sarcoma. Susan Levine found HHV-8, the Kaposi's Sarcoma virus, in half of CFS patients she looked at.

Prevalence in the Cerebrospinal Fluid of the Following Infectious Agents in a Cohort of 12 CFS Subjects


Susan Levine

Published online: 04 Dec 2011



Over the last decade a wide variety of infectious agents has been associated with the chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) as potential etiologies for this disorder by researchers from all over the world. Many of these agents are neurotrophic and have been linked previously to other diseases involving the central nervous system (CNS). Human herpes virus-6 (HHV-6), especially the B variant, has been found in autopsy specimens of patients who suffered from multiple sclerosis. Because patients with CFS manifest a wide range of symptoms involving the CNS as shown by abnormalities on brain MRIs, SPECT scans of the brain and results of tilt table testing we sought to determine the prevalence of HHV-6, HHV-8, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), Mycoplasma species, Chlamydia species, and Coxsackie virus in the spinal fluid of a group of 12 patients with CFS. Although we intended to search mainly for evidence of actively replicating HHV-6, a virus that has been associated by several researchers with this disorder, we found evidence of HHV-8, Chlamydia species, CMV and Coxsackie virus in 6/12 samples. Attempts were made to correlate the clinical presentations of each of these patients, especially the neurological exams and results of objective testing of the CNS, with the particular infectious agent isolated. It was also surprising to obtain such a relatively high yield of infectious agents on cell free specimens of spinal fluid that had not been centrifuged. Future research in spinal fluid analysis, in addition to testing tissue samples by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and other direct viral isolation techniques will be important in characterizing subpopulations of CFS patients, especially those with involvement of the CNS.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J092v09n01_05








Everything you wanted to know about Kaposi’s Sarcoma in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients and the growing CFS epidemic of HHV-8, one of the two or three viruses that may be causing Kaposi’s Sarcoma.







Excerpted from The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic Cover-up, a bestseller on Amazon.



     Neenyah Ostrom began one of my favorite series of articles in the same issue. Titled “The Color Purple,” Ostrom reported, “Burke Cunha, M.D. who is chief of infectious disease at Winthrop-University Hospital (Mineola, Long Island), has described what he calls ‘crimson crescents’ that appear in the throats of more than 80 percent of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) patients. Cunha describes the crescents not only as ‘crimson,’ but ‘purplish.’ The reddish-purplish regions found in CFS patients’ throats sounded quite similar to KS (Kaposi’s sarcoma) in the throat, commented an ‘AIDS’ doctor [who wished to remain anonymous] to whom they were described. Is it possible that the crimson crescents observed in the throats of CFS patients are actually a type of KS?”      Ostrom raised the possibility that the lesions in the throats of CFS patients connected them to the theory that Florida researchers held about KS being the unrecognized but unifying central pathological event AIDS. As I previously reported, the Florida team, headed by Dr. George Hensley, had turned the AIDS paradigm upside down, by finding KS in nearly 100% of AIDS patients, when they explored the internal organs closely during autopsies of AIDS patients. Their fascinating work suggested that KS preceded AIDS and caused more of the immune problem in AIDS than previously thought.

     Basically, Ostrom was asking if the KS-like lesions, in the tonsils of [CFS]patients, were an indication that some kind of unrecognized indolent KS was present internally, something that physicians would not even be thinking about because of the conceptual wall that socially hostile epidemiology had built between AIDS and chronic fatigue syndrome. And the CFS patients were not particularly interested in finding out if they shared KS with AIDS patients.

    Ostrom went even further, in the July 20 issue, and speculated that the dramatic digestive problems in chronic fatigue syndrome were actually the result of the unrecognized chronic or slowly progressive KS in the CFS patients’ digestive tracts. Ostrom noted that Dr. Carol Jessop, who was talking to a group of patients at a chronic fatigue syndrome conference, said, “Almost all patients would say to me, ‘I was totally well until I got this [chronic fatigue syndrome],’ and yet, when I took their past medical histories, I found it wasn’t quite true. Now these aren’t disastrous problems. In fact, if they had gone to their physicians for any of these problems such as irritable bowel, diarrhea and constipation, abdominal cramping, bloating, flatulence, chronic constipation, heartburn, etc., their physician would probably just say, ‘Oh, take this’ and that would be it. So we as physicians didn’t relate to our patients that this was a problem, so they considered themselves to be totally healthy. Yet, if you look at the numbers, 89 percent of the [chronic fatigue syndrome] patients had irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea alternating with constipation, and abdominal cramping pain episodically. Another 80 percent complained of constant gas, bloating and flatulence. It’s amazing that we can all meet in this room together.”       Ostrom wondered if “Jessop may have uncovered a fallacy in the prevailing wisdom of chronic fatigue syndrome: that it begins as a respiratory, flu-like illness. Instead, as she points out, it may be a digestive tract disturbance. Jessop’s statistic—that more than 80 percent of CFS patients complain of irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal pain, gas, bloating, etc.—corresponds to the more than 80 percent of CFS patients who exhibit a red-to-purplish crescent-shaped lesion in their throats. (Helot, Paul, in the New York Times Long Island edition, January 14, 1992) . . . What if the digestive problems described by the CFS patients are actually caused by KS in the gastrointestinal tract? According to the AIDS Treatment News, ‘The most common HIV-related causes of gastric symptoms include KS, lymphoma, and CMV [cytomegalovirus].’ And while KS is unusual in the esophagus, it ‘may occasionally be found there.’ KS also can cause colitis and diarrhea . . . in people with AIDS.” Ostrom noted, “Gastrointestinal symptoms, it is realized in retrospect, were among the first signs of the ‘AIDS’ epidemic; and, it now seems, were also among the first symptoms seen in the CFS epidemic. That observation raises what should be a relatively simple question to answer: Are the gastrointestinal symptoms in both patient populations caused, in part, by undetected KS?”





Excerpted from The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic Cover-up, a bestseller on Amazon.







Important information about the Kaposi’s Sarcoma problem in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Whatever happened to the concern about controlling the Kaposi's Sarcoma Virus? What about all the infected Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients?


Is Kaposi's Sarcoma responsible for the digestive disorders in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?


HHV-8 is a Kaposi's Sarcoma cancer virus in many AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients and is spread by kissing but the CDC couldn't care less.


Company founded by Robert Gallo suggests 65% of gay men are infected with Kaposi's Sarcoma virus.


Coagulation issues may link Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Kaposi's Sarcoma, and AIDS


Should Chronic Fatigue Syndrome be added to the spectrum of Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus, or Human Herpesvirus 8, Diseases?


Why Susan Levine may have done the world's most important research on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.


Does HHV-8 viral load raise questions about the legitimacy of HIV viral load?


Can Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients with internal Kaposi's Sarcoma pass it on to their partners?


Can most of the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome described by Paul Cheney be attributed to internal Kaposi's Sarcoma?


Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Associated Kaposi's Sarcoma  (CFSKS) a diagnosis all doctors should become aware of?


Stanford University and Open Medicine Foundation should have a conference on diagnosing Kaposi's Sarcoma in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.


Why are doctors not looking for Kaposi's Sarcoma in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients?


If Chronic Fatigue Syndrome involves HHV-8 and Kaposi's Sarcoma, scientists will have to ask if it came from pigs.


Does the Red Blood Cell Deformability Issue Link Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to Kaposi's Sarcoma and AIDS?


Will the Montoya cytokine study show that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is Kaposi's Sarcoma Inflammatory Syndrome?


Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome a Kaposi's Sarcoma inflammatory cytokine syndrome?


How Kaposi's Sarcoma almost undermined the HIV theory of AIDS


How did 50% of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients become infected with a Kaposi’s Sarcoma cancer virus?


Has the moment finally come to address the issue of Kaposi's Sarcoma in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?


Oral Kaposi's Sarcoma looks like the Crimson Crescents in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients.


Were oral crimson crescents the first obvious sign of Kaposi's Sarcoma in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients?


Did Paul Cheney ever consider the possibility that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients have internal Kaposi's Sarcoma?


Is the red blood cell deformability issue another clue that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is also a Kaposi's Sarcoma Syndrome?


Why is nobody warned about exposure to HHV-8, the Kaposi's Sarcoma virus that even patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are sometimes infected with?


Do petechiae in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome connect it to Kaposi's Sarcoma, HHV-8, and AIDS?


Whatever is causing Kaposi's Sarcoma may be the real cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and AIDS.


A massive epidemic of Kaposi's Sarcoma may be coming.


When Kaposi's Sarcoma almost turned AIDS upside down.


Human herpesvirus 6 activates lytic cycle replication of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus.


All AIDS patients have some form of Kaposi's Sarcoma in this study. Is the same true for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?


Crimson crescents may suggest that all Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients have Kaposi's Sarcoma.


Do all Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients have an indolent form of Kaposi's Sarcoma?


Are these marks on the skin a sign of Kaposi’s Sarcoma in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?


On autopsy, do the inflamed ganglia of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients resemble Kaposi's Sarcoma?


What people don't know about Kaposi's Sarcoma in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and AIDS.


Do all Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients show internal Kaposi's Sarcoma upon autopsy?




Decades ago, a New York newspaper sounded the alarm about Kaposi’s Sarcoma in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The book about that newspaper is now a must-read bestseller on Amazon. Purchase a hardcover, paperback, or Kindle version here.



























Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Could African Swine Fever in Chinese pigs infect Americans via heparin?




China's African swine fever epidemic could cause global heparin shortage

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2019/05/01/Chinas-African-swine-fever-epidemic-could-cause-global-heparin-shortage/5881556646708/

Currently, heparin is extracted from animal tissues such as porcine intestines or bovine lungs. In addition to possible contamination, lot-to-lot variation is also a limitation in heparin extraction because factors such as animal-care conditions affect heparin quality and composition.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3299301/



African Swine Fever is a big story already because, when and if it spreads to all of Western Europe, all of Asia and the USA (where it may already be in pigs), it will cause the collapse of a major portion of the agricultural export economies of the affected countries. We're talking about many billions of dollars of losses. And the problem is not temporary because those countries will be suspected of harboring the disease in their wild boar and ticks for decades to come. The disease could easily become endemic. 

But the issue is so much more important because of the disturbing body of evidence that shows that African Swine Fever Virus can infect humans (despite what authorities currently insist). Thus far, Europe and America's leading publications and journalists have failed to warn the public of the impending ASFV risk to their health. Here are the biggest African Swine Fever stories they have missed.

1. The African Swine Fever Vaccine for humans.

"African Swine fever is an endemic disease in sub-Saharan Africa and many other parts of the developing world. It is caused by the African Swine virus that primarily replicates in macrophages and monocytes leading to the impairment of the structure and function of the immune system of the infected organisms. Until now the African Swine epidemic continues to spread despite all efforts to contain it. Thus, there is an objective need for effective, safe and affordable preventive and therapeutic approaches, in particular for effective vaccines, to control and eventually eradicate this disease. Since the characteristic feature of the African Swine virus is to impair the immune system and to cause immune deficiencies in its hosts the development of vaccines and other therapeutic approaches against the African Swine virus has implications for other immune deficiencies or diseases. Several other viruses are also known to cause immunodeficiency-like syndromes in humans, including cytomegalovirus, Epstein Barr Virus and others. Moreover, a series of cases of so-called "idiopathic" immunodeficiencies have been documented that display CD4+T-lymphocytopenia with opportunistic infections, but show no evidence of HIV infection. Since antibodies for the African Swine virus have been detected in humans, the possibility of human infection with the African Swine virus exists and may thus far have escaped any systematic screening. Thus, any preventive and therapeutic approach to African Swine fever can have far-reaching implications to control immune deficiency conditions in humans."http://www.faqs.org/patents/app/20080207875

2. Evidence of African Swine Fever found in people with fevers.



Virus Identification in Unknown Tropical Febrile Illness Cases Using Deep Sequencing

Dengue virus is an emerging infectious agent that infects an estimated 50–100 million people annually worldwide, yet current diagnostic practices cannot detect an etiologic pathogen in ∼40% of dengue-like illnesses. Metagenomic approaches to pathogen detection, such as viral microarrays and deep sequencing, are promising tools to address emerging and non-diagnosable disease challenges. In this study, we used the Virochip microarray and deep sequencing to characterize the spectrum of viruses present in human sera from 123 Nicaraguan patients presenting with dengue-like symptoms but testing negative for dengue virus. We utilized a barcoding strategy to simultaneously deep sequence multiple serum specimens, generating on average over 1 million reads per sample. We then implemented a stepwise bioinformatic filtering pipeline to remove the majority of human and low-quality sequences to improve the speed and accuracy of subsequent unbiased database searches. By deep sequencing, we were able to detect virus sequence in 37% (45/123) of previously negative cases. These included 13 cases with Human Herpesvirus 6 sequences. Other samples contained sequences with similarity to sequences from viruses in the Herpesviridae, Flaviviridae, Circoviridae, Anelloviridae, Asfarviridae, and Parvoviridae families. In some cases, the putative viral sequences were virtually identical to known viruses, and in others they diverged, suggesting that they may derive from novel viruses. These results demonstrate the utility of unbiased metagenomic approaches in the detection of known and divergent viruses in the study of tropical febrile illness.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3274504/

3. A Russian Scientist warns that African Swine Fever could infect humans.

Russian Scientist: ASF could become a human health risk


"The African swine fever (ASF) virus, may in the future become dangerous for humans, according to the head of the Russian Epidemiology Service, Chief State Sanitary Doctor Gennady Onishchenko, at the press-conference in St. Petersburg. According to him almost all viruses from time to time go through mutation processes which can give them some additional functions."

 http://www.pigprogress.net/Health-Diseases/Outbreaks/2013/7/ASF-could-become-a-human-health-risk-1308047W/


4. Detection of Novel Sequences Related to African Swine Fever Virus in Human Serum and Sewage.
Loh J, Zhao G, Presti RM, Holtz LR, Finkbeiner SR, Droit L, Villasana Z, Todd C, Pipas JM, Calgua B, Girones R, Wang D, Virgin HW.

Departments of Pathology & Immunology and Molecular Microbiology, Department of Medicine and Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri; Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

"The family Asfarviridae contains only a single virus species, African swine fever virus (ASFV). ASFV is a viral agent with significant economic impact due to its devastating effects on populations of domesticated pigs during outbreaks, but has not been reported to infect humans. We report here the discovery of novel viral sequences in human serum and sewage which are clearly related to the Asfarvirus family, but highly divergent from ASFV. Detection of these sequences suggests that greater genetic diversity may exist among Asfarviruses than previously thought, and raises the possibility that human infection by Asfarviruses may occur."
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19812170?dopt=Abstract


5. How the American science Robert Gallo may have stolen the African Swine Fever research of a Boston University scientist and may have given African swine Fever the fraudulent new name of "HHV-6."

"In August, 1986, John Beldekas was invited to go to the NCI and present his findings on the link between ASFV [African Swine Fever virus] and AIDS, which he did. Beldekas gave samples of all his lab work to Gallo. Later, the government asked Beldekas to turn over all his reagents and lab work to the government, which he did. Beldekas had found ASFV presence in nine of 21 AIDS patients using two standard procedures. At the meeting, Gallo was reported saying: “we know it is not ASFV.” How could Gallo know this as he hadn’t done any of his own tests to look for ASFV?
Two months later, Gallo published an article in Science (Oct 31, 1986) that he discovered a new possible co-factor in AIDS, a virus he called Human B Cell Lymphotropic Virus which he named HBLV. Like ASFV, HBLV infected B cells and also lived in macrophages. Did Gallo steal Beldekas’s ASF virus he found in AIDS patients and rename it HBLV? Later on, when Gallo found that HBLV could also infect other immune cells, he changed the name of HBLV to HHV-6. Eventually, Gallo identified his HBLV as the variant A strain of HHV-6 and called it a human herpesvirus."
--Mark Konlee


http://www.keephopealive.org/report10.html

6. The epidemiology that suggests that African Swine Fever in people in Sardinia is misidentified as HHV-8.

The world's highest incidence of Kaposi's sarcoma occurs in Sardinia (Reference) Is it possible that it is due to the fact that African Swine Fever Virus is endemic on the island? (Reference) One study suggests that the incidence of K.S. in northern Sardinia is highest in a countryside area where people have contact with animals. (Reference) Given the high prevalence of HHV-8,--the so-called K.S. herpes virus--in Sardinia (Reference) is it at all possible that HHV-8 may have been misclassified and actually is a human-adapted form of African Swine Fever Virus? (ASFV has been at least visually mistaken for another herpes virus, CMV, in the past.)

A number of experiments could be conducted to explore this hypothesis. In addition to a direct comparison of ASFV and HHV-8, pigs with African Swine Fever Virus could be tested for sequences of HHV-8. People with Kaposi's sarcoma could be tested for sequences of African Swine Fever, including new Asfaviridae sequences recently discovered. (Reference) 


A comparison of the K.S. lesions in humans and ASFV lesions in pigs might be in order.Given that African Swine Fever is currently spreading in Russia and is now threatening Europe and China, (Reference) it would be useful to know whether people who are exposed to pigs with ASFV are at increased risk for HHV-8, Kaposi's sarcoma and the other pathologies associated with HHV-8. A study in sub-Saharan Africa where ASFV is endemic and HHV-8 is also endemic (Reference) might be useful. And areas of Russia where ASFV is spreading could be monitored closely for any signs of an increase of K.S. or HHV-8 infection and HHV-8 related pathologies.HHV-8 is an emerging health problem. HHV-8-associated K.S. is a significant problem in AIDS patients. It may also be the key to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. HHV-8 has been found in the cerebrospinal fluid of 50% of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients. (Reference) HHV-8 has been linked to type 2 diabetes. (Reference) HHV-8 has been detected in B-cells in Castleman's disease and primary effusion lymphoma. (Reference).

If HHV-8 is a form of ASFV, it is possible that pigs might constitute a useful animal model for the study of possible treatments for K.S. and other pathologies associated with HHV-8. And if there is any relationship between ASFV and HHV-8, people may have to be warned to take special precautions around pigs in areas where there are ASFV outbreaks. And countries where undercooked pork is consumed (like Ukraine where salo is a staple) may need to alert the public to cook all pork products thoroughly during ASFV epidemics.

7. ASF virus, adapted to grow in VERO cells, produces a strong cytopathic effect in human macrophages leading to cell destruction.


8. A sick child tests positive for African Swine Fever virus.

9. Newspaper publisher writes The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic Cover-up, a memoir about uncovering the African Swine Fever cover-up in America.

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic Cover-up details the investigative reporting of a New York Native that reveals the Centers for Disease Control and the United States Department of Agriculture lied about the presence of African Swine Fever in pigs and people.


10. Journalist pens The African Swine Fever Novel, an Orwellian novel warning about the consequences of an African Swine Fever Virus epidemic in humans.

The African Swine Fever Novel is available here

11. Prisoners fed meat infected with African Swine Fever






Since antibodies for the African Swine Fever virus have been detected in humans, the possibility of human infection with the African Swine Fever virus exists and may thus far have escaped any systematic screening. Thus, any preventive and therapeutic approach to African Swine Fever can have far-reaching implications to control immune deficiency conditions in humans.



Polypeptides from African Swine Fever virus as vaccines for preventive and therapeutic use

https://patents.google.com/patent/US20080131449

Why is the media ignoring this vaccine for African Swine Fever?



http://www.drrathresearch.org/attachments/Infectious%20Diseases/398_vaccination_MMR.pdf

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On April 16, 1996, Congressman Jerrold Nadler spoke on the floor of Congress about his request for a General Accounting investigation into how the CDC had handled the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome epidemic. Nadler did that at the urging of Charles Ortleb, the publisher and the New York Native and his reporter Neenyah Ostrom. Ortleb and Ostrom had made the case to Nadler that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the virus it had been linked to, HHV-6, were serious public health issues.         
                                      
In an interview in New York Native with Neenyah Ostrom,Congressman Nadler said, "Congress can mandate research into CFS as a viral disease. Maybe it will turn out that HHV-6A is the cause of CFS; maybe it will turn out that other viruses are involved. But Congress can mandate research into CFS as a contagious, viral disease. I will certainly try to get Congress to do that as soon as possible."

Unfortunately, back in 1996, Nadler's warning to Congress and the medical establishment fell on deaf ears. But now that the Democrats have regained power in the House of Representatives, the newly prominent Congressman Nadler may finally be able to bring the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome epidemic and HHV-6 to the public's attention.

This book by Charles Ortleb, which details Neenyah Ostrom's diligent reporting on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, is necessary reading for anyone who wants to know the whole history of an epidemic which has been hidden in plain sight. For a decade, starting in 1988, Ostrom reported on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the damage that the virus HHV-6 does to patients. What her reporting uncovered about the true nature of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome epidemic will shock you. 

In The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic Cover-up, Charles Ortleb recounts his newspaper's fascinating struggle to get the medical and political establishment to pay attention to Ostrom's pioneering investigative reporting on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 

By the time you finish Ortleb's stunning memoir, you will understand why the CDC has been unwilling to tell the public the truth about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The CDC does not want the public to know that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a transmissible illness linked to a virus that affects every system in the body. They have covered up the illness for so many decades that the neglected virus is totally out of control. Now it is causing a long list of other illnesses and many cancers. The CDC has put us all in danger.

Ostrom's decade of reporting on HHV-6 was recently vindicated by this statement from scientists at the University of Wurzburg:"While HHV-6 was long believed to have no negative impact on human health, scientists today increasingly suspect the virus of causing various diseases such as multiple sclerosis or chronic fatigue syndrome. Recent studies evensuggest that HHV-6 might play a role in the pathogenesis of several diseases of the central nervous system such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression or Alzheimer's." 

The big question about Neenyah Ostrom and New York Native is this: How many lives would have been saved if the scientific establishment and the mainstream media had paid more attention to Neenyah Ostrom's reporting on HHV-6 and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in New York Native?             

One day, if there is any justice in the world, the CDC and the medical establishment will apologize for not paying attention to Neenyah Ostrom's groundbreaking work on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that Charles Ortleb published in New York Native. That would be a fitting end to one of journalism's greatest David and Goliath stories.    


Anyone who wants to help Congressman Nadler and the other members of Congress who are trying to end the suffering of millions of people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, needs to read The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic Cover-up.











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