There has been much controversy over whether the newly found XMRV virus infects humans and whether it is a causal agent of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has now undertaken a multi-center study to investigate why results in other studies differed so much, whether those studies actually duplicated the methods of the initial study, and whether positive study results were the result of contaminated reagents. It may take a year or more to learn the results.

Therefore, rather than posting every new article on the XMRV controversy, we are offering links that give a very comprehensive timeline and overall picture.

At Phoenix Rising, this link explains some of the history of XMRV.