Hello all from Dr. B.
[Dr. Burrascano is a leading authority on tick-borne diseases, particularly Lyme disease.]
I just returned from the first official scientific symposium of the Whittemore-Peterson Institute on the topic of XMRV.
We formed a working group to be in constant touch and we plan to meet regularly because advances are coming so rapidly.
Big news that everyone should know and adopt is that we have proposed a name change for the virus.
This virus is a human, not mouse virus, and it is the first and so far only gamma-retrovirus known to infect people.
Also, it is clearly not an "endogenous" retrovirus (one that is present in all genomes due to ancient infection). Because of all of this, and because of the desire to begin on the right track:
• The new name of the virus is HGRV - Human Gamma Retro Virus.•
The illness caused by this infection is named HGRAD- Human Gamma Retrovirus Associated Disease.
We plan to announce this at the upcoming NIH retroviral conference this September.
Definitely stay tuned - the volume of new and important information about this virus and its disease associations is increasing rapidly and in my opinion should be a concern to every patient with chronic neuro-immune diseases, including those with chronic Lyme.
Joseph J. Burrascano Jr. M.D.Water Mill, NY, USA
The above was posted on Eurolyme this evening but on checking through Twitter I also found it On Pro Health here
I had been meaning to post with news of XMRV as the Internet has been humming these last few days.
blog My Life as I stand up 2ME posted the TV program with Annette and Andrea Whitmore see here
and further news on Phoenix rising from Judith Mikovits here