Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (Me)

A debilitating chronic multi-system diseasE that affects an estimated 20,000 NEw ZEALANDERS

also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), TAPANUI FLu, or ME/CFS

ME/CFS is a serious and common disease

The World Health Organization classifies ME/CFS as a neurological disorder.


The Institute of Medicine recognises that symptoms of ME/CFS persist for years, and most patients never retain their pre-disease level of functioning.


Between 0.4 and 1% of all people have ME/CFS. Data reported by the National Academies of Sciences estimates that only 15% have been diagnosed.