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Sydney Morning Herald
Medical Editor:
Julie Robotham.
"Alison was suffering terrible physical distress compounded by insults and inhumanity" Read article.



Charles Darwin film "Creation"
Dedicated to Alison Hunter, Emily Chapman, Jenny Hill, Tracey Ash, Casey Fero, and Sophia Mirza and all those whose lives have been devastated by chronic post infection diseases. Read more.

Neurological disorder – ICD 10, G.93.3
World Health Organisation (WHO) 1969

Priority 1 Disease of Public Health Importance
Centers for Disease Control(CDC) 1997

ME/CFS is a broad diagnosis which includes clinical syndromes linked to known infectious agents including Ross River virus, Epstein Barr virus, Q fever, Lyme disease, Parvovirus B19 and toxic exposures such as organophosphates. These syndromes are characterized by neurological, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and myoarthralgic symptoms. Severe forms can present with paresis, seizures, intractable savage headache, and life threatening complications.

The renaming to chronic fatigue syndrome in 1988, giving misplaced emphasis to "fatigue", trivialises the substantial disability of ME/CFS which can extend to the wheelchair or bedbound, requiring 24 hour care.

Strong evidence is accumulating for the role of infection, immune dysregulation and genetic predisposition.

Latest News:

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Study
University of Sydney Participants required in a study investigating whether tick borne infections may contribute to the symptomology of CFS.

The Alison Hunter Memorial Foundation (AHMF) has operated as a non-profit institution from 1998 to 2014, to advance scientific knowledge and medical care.
The Board of AHMF is delighted to announce the formal establishment of a partnership with the National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases (N.C.N.E.D.) at Griffith University, Queensland.
The team at Griffith University led by Professor Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik is undertaking vital immunological and genetic research.
The AHMF is therefore ceasing operation as an institution with independent charity status.
The focus of the AHMF will now be to support the groundbreaking research being carried out at N.C.N.E.D.
Donations in the future should therefore be directed to: 'Griffith University, National Centre forNeuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases (AHMF)'

attentionIACFS Publication: Harms Associated with Graded Exercise and CBT. Tom Kindlon - Irish ME/CFS Association

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ME/CFS Primer for Clinical Practioners.

"Disease is very old and nothing about it has changed. It is we who change as we learn to recognise what was formerly imperceptible."




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