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COVID-19 Could Lead To 'Explosion' In Tapanui Flu Cases

Friday 7 August 2020

 

From New Zealand newspaper the Star News:

 

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Covid-19 could lead to 'explosion' in Tapanui flu cases

3 August 2020
© Copyright Star Media Network 2019. All rights reserved.

In a cruel twist, many Covid-19 survivors could be affected by a once-obscure chronic fatigue condition, initially termed the Tapanui flu, and whose existence was once ridiculed and denied.

Emeritus Prof Warren Tate (73), of the University of Otago biochemistry department, officially retired recently but is continuing his molecular-level research into the condition at the university.

This condition is now called myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).

People with this disabling illness often cannot undertake their usual activities and "at times may be confined to bed and experience overwhelming fatigue that is not improved by rest", the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says.

Some overseas medical commentators have suggested Covid-19 could also result in "an explosion of ME/CFS cases", and Prof Tate said this could affect up to 20% of overall Covid-19 survivors.

 

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