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00266-12) "A Multicenter Blinded Analysis Indicates No Association between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and either Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus-Related Virus or Polytropic Murine Leukemia Virus.
Absence of evidence of xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus infection in persons with chronic fatigue syndrome and healthy controls in the United States.
These recommendations are being made in response to the October 2009 publication of a paper in the journal Science that discovered xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV), a retrovirus previously linked to prostate cancer, in 67 percent of 101 CFS patients and four percent of 218 healthy controls.