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The Centres for Disease Control: ME/CFS International Awareness Day

The Centres for Disease Control (CDC) shares critical data and new insights to ME/CFS in preparation for May 12, 2024.

" May 12 is Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) International Awareness Day. This day coincides with the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the British nurse and statistician, founder of modern nursing. She become chronically ill from a bacterial infection and was often bedridden later in life. ME/CFS was not defined in her lifetime, but many medical historians believe she developed an ME/CFS-like illness."

For more information, including how to join the CDC this year in supporting the ME/CFS community, see here.



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