Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Lillie17, Sep 6, 2008.
Is active Epstein Barr virus with CFS/ME contagious?
Bumping for Lillie
Some people think yes, others think no. Lot's of help, right?
I believe that some of the CFS researchers believe that it has to do with a person's genetics. That everyone is exposed to these viruses and some get them and others do not.
No easy answer.
i would say it is not contagious unless you:
1 - get the infection when the person is at the acute stage
2 - are genetically susceptible
I'd love to hear more opinions.
When my EBV was active I asked my doctor if I was contagious to my grandbabies and he said no BUT I should stay away from them because of the germs THEY carried since my immune system was at rock bottom. That one threw me for a loop!
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