Did anyone watch or read the CDC press conference? I'm new hear and have been reading like crazy to get a grip on my sons recent illness. He has been suffering for up to 3 months with what seems likely to be CFS. He is 15. Thru testing the doctor found the West Nile Virus and said he'd probably contracted that within the last month. We had been seeing the doctor repeatly prior to that for sinus infections and increasing frequency of seasonal allergies. He was on about his 4th round of antibiotics and 2 steriod injections plus one round of oral prednisone. Coincidentally, he had his required for school DPT shot in August. I have noticed that some people feel that these shots may in some way be implicated in some of the CFS cases. And the CDC mentioned CFS patients going and getting flu shots. Is that really recommended? Just wanting to do the right thing for my son and for the sake of awareness. I figure if I get a good start the prognosis for him may improve. PS Our doc said the treatment for West Nile is nothing and that recovery could take up to a year. But upon reading up on that, a lot of the West Nile details are comparable to CFS and some even more extreme. My son still fits the CFS patterns as far as I can tell. If I used the rating(?)I'd say he it currently about a 30. I'll have to find that again to see. Hope I'm doing this posting ok. Haysville, Ks. Wichita where 2 of the studies mentioned were located. Thanks for all the info by the way.