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|A mold connection to CFS - Erik's Story
Erik Johnson is a survivor of the 1985 Incline Village CFS epidemic, which led to the
investigation by Kaplan and Holmes that culminated in the coining of
"Chronic Fatigue Syndrome".
Dr Ritchie Shoemaker tells the story of Erik's experience in his book
"Mold Warriors" Chapter 23: "Mold at Ground Zero for CFS".
“Yes,” Erik says, “the "Yuppie Flu" came through and did what it did - but in unleashed
an unbelievable response to specific mycotoxins from mold. I'm not saying that mold is the
cause. This is a complicated illness and this is just a piece of the puzzle - but
it's a Hell of a Clue! And it shouldn't have been overlooked the way it has.”