Jozef Mackie
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ME 'virus link' found in children

7 September 2010 Last updated at 11:32 BST

Scientists in Scotland have found further evidence that ME - or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - has a physical cause. Blood tests conducted on children with ME, have uncovered abnormalities in their white blood cells, indicating that they were fighting off a viral infection.

Jozef Mackie was diagnosed with the condition when he was 11 after being labelled a "school refuser". He told the BBC that living with the illness was 'frustrating'.

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