EBV and CFS contagious?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Lillie17, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Lillie17

    Lillie17 New Member

    Is active Epstein Barr virus with CFS/ME contagious?

    Thanks,
    Lillie
  2. Hootie1

    Hootie1 New Member

    Bumping for Lillie
  3. spacee

    spacee Member

    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.

    Spacee
  4. ladybugmandy

    ladybugmandy Member

    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
  5. Lillie17

    Lillie17 New Member

    I'd love to hear more opinions.
  6. tonakay

    tonakay New Member

    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!