Post by Lisa Petrison on Nov 14, 2011 12:20:40 GMT -5
Paul Beith wrote:
Based on just the feedback I see, the difference in latitudes is probably a key factor. Close to the equator, CFS/ME, even FMS don't seem to be as big a problem. I don't hear of many reports of the illness there and many of us were well when there.
As we move south, though, CFS/ME/FMS are problematic in say, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Further south still, there seems to be still more reports of the illness in Australia and New Zealand.
It goes without saying that in the northern hemisphere, CFS/ME/FMS is a very large problem far from the equator (Europe, Canada, US, Japan).
I was thinking about MS not being so problematic close to the equator. I checked online, and here Jay has a possible explanation as to why perhaps MS and CFS might be less problematic closer to the equator.