– Dr. Marc Loveless
(infectious disease specialist and head of the CFS and AIDS Clinic at Oregon Health Sciences University, in Congressional Testimony, CFS Awareness Day, May 12, 1995)
"Research workers must be encouraged and appropriately funded to work in this field. However they should first be directed to papers published before 1988, the time at which all specialized experience about poliomyelitis and associated infections seem to have vanished mysteriously!"
Just coincidentally (or maybe not), 1988 was the date that CDC changed the name from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
*Dr. Richard Bruno writes "If you had paralysis or muscle weakness, you certainly did have myelitis, an inflammation of the motor neurons in the spinal cord." He also notes that Coxsackie virus, which has been found in CFS patients, "can cause damage to the brain and spinal cord that is identical to polio."