Swine Flu and CFS

Published: July 23, 2012

A new study report found CFS occurring after a case of Swine Flu. CFS has been reported to occur after many different infections, and even rarely after immunizations. This was a case report of an adolescent boy who was diagnosed as suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome five months after infection with H1N1 influenza.

My suspicion is that CFS does not represent a single infection (as many infections are associated with the illness), but rather an immune dysfunction and energy crisis in the body which can be triggered by many causes, and then result in numerous “hitchhiker” infections. Not all infections need to be addressed (simply addressing the immune dysfunction is sometimes enough). Each new infection we uncover though, gives us new tools to address CFS.


J Clin Pathol. Published online first: 26 October 2009. doi:10.1136/jcp.2009.071944

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

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