NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 19, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(New York: Robert Bazell) Chronic fatigue syndrome featured; symptoms detailed; scenes shown of syndrome sufferers. [Chronic fatigue syndrome sufferer Melinda PARIS - describes her symptoms.] First notice of the syndrome said to be in 1984 at Lake Tahoe, NV. Syndrome nickname "yuppie flu" said to exist because most sufferers are in their thirties. [University of California San Francisco Dr. Jay LEVY - reports that syndrome sufferers have an imbalance in their immune systems.] [Director of national self-help organization Mark IVERSON - says he battled with the medical establishment for years.] Many doctors' doubt that the syndrome really is an illness mentioned.