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Section - 1.05 Shouldn't this illness have a better name?

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There have been many complaints since the name CFS was adopted in 1988 by t=
he
U.S. Centers for Disease Control that this name trivializes the illness and=
 reinforces the
perception that it may not be a legitimate disease. U.S. policy currently i=
s that there is
much medical literature tied to the current name, and that a change of name=
 should wait
at least until an accepted biological marker is found. There is discussion =
going on now
within the patient community about changing the name of the illness. For fu=
rther
information about this, see the web page at http://www.cfs-news.org/name.ht=
m, or
send an e-mail message which says GET CFS NAME to address
LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU, or see the Winter 1997 CFIDS
Chronicle published by the CFIDS Association of America (see question 5.06 =
below).

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