Coronavirus And ME: Doctors Fear Wave Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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From The Week.

 

As the UK’s daily death tolls fall and the immediate threat of Covid-19 recedes, doctors are warning that the outbreak may lead to a long-term surge in cases of a debilitating and untreatable disease.

Chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis or CFS/ME, is an “illness with a wide range of symptoms”, says the NHS. The most common symptom “is feeling extremely tired and generally unwell”, it adds.

The condition “is usually lifelong and often devastating”, says The Washington Post. “Up to 25% of ME/CFS patients are housebound or bedbound for years.”

 

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