TRANSFUSION-Transmissibility of XMRV?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by quanked, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. quanked

    quanked Member

    Public Health Service (PHS) working group plans to coordinate testing of specimens to assess transfusion-transmissibility of XMRV. If an agent is found to be transmissible by blood, studies must begin quickly to evaluate if the agent causes disease in transfusion recipients.

    Date last modified: February 18, 2010--FROM

    Anyone here know if this testing has begun?
  2. skeptik2

    skeptik2 Member

    how will they decide if it causes disease in humans? It is an incredibly
    slow replicating virus, and can take years to cause its damage, possibly
    requiring some kind of 'trigger' to start the illness procession.

    I agree, it keeps getting better as more and more scientists actually
    start looking at XMRV ....and US!

    I can't wait until the WPI opens and they start seeing patients, then we
    will get more answers from fellow patients, too.

    How exciting these times are, don't you think?