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BMC Biol. 2010 Sep 27;8:124. doi: 10.1186/1741-7007-8-124.

A cautionary tale of virus and disease.

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Division of Infection and Immunity, University College London, 46 Cleveland Street, London W1T 4JF, UK. r.weiss@ucl.ac.uk

Abstract

The recent identification of the gammaretrovirus XMRV and a second gammaretrovirus of a different subtype in chronic fatigue syndrome has aroused much interest, not least among sufferers. However, it remains highly controversial whether the detection of these viruses represents true infection or laboratory artifacts.

PMID:
20920148
PMCID:
PMC2946284
DOI:
10.1186/1741-7007-8-124
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