Australian researchers at the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales have discovered that approximately 10% of the populations infected with the three bad “bugs” they’ve been studying for years will develop Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Post-infective and CFIDS precipitated by viral and nonviral pathogens).
They report that:
- Women are NOT more likely than men to develop CFIDS
- Neurotic types are NOT more likely than others to develop CFIDS
- Differences in age, education, and personality types are NOT factors.
The only factor that did correlate was the severity of sickness at the onset of the infection in developing CFIDS. They suspect that in these people the acute infectoin “has a hit and run effect on the brain that takes some time to repair.”