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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Poorly Recognised In NZ Despite Evidence

Monday 30 November 2020


From New Zealand newspaper the Otago Daily Times:


Emeritus Prof Warren Tate
Emeritus Prof Warren Tate

Chronic fatigue syndrome poorly recognised in NZ despite evidence

By John Gibb
24 November 2020
© Copyright Allied Press Limited 2020. All rights reserved.

Chronic fatigue syndrome has still not been well recognised by New Zealand health professionals or social agencies, Emeritus Prof Warren Tate said yesterday.

Prof Tate, an award-winning researcher at the University of Otago biochemistry department, was commenting about the disease, often known as ME/CFS, while giving the latest annual Brain Health Research Centre lecture on campus.

Up to an estimated 25,000 people in this country were "afflicted with this debilitating and life-long disease", he told more than 50 people.

He had been able to undertake his collaborative ME/CFS research with backing from the Associated New Zealand ME Society (ANZMES), key support from private donors, and funding from Otago charities and some Otago University-related funds.


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