In the beginning, it was called the Yuppie Flu and Epstein-Barr Syndrome. One doctor calls it "AIDS minor."
12 million Americans have been stricken by it, yet few of us know the truth about the mysterious ailment that attacks the immune system and leaves its victims totally incapacitated.
Neenyah Ostrom, author of What Really Killed Gilda Radner? Frontline Reports on the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic probes all the facts and answers questions about today's most misunderstood syndrome:
* What causes it?
* Is it contagious?
* Is it a form of AIDS?
* Can it lead to cancer?
* Can children get it?
* What is the government doing about it?
* And much more
Simple. Readable. Understandable. In depth. 50 Things You Should Know About the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic gives you a quick but thorough look at a disease that threatens us all.
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