Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a chronic neurological disease. Its symptoms affect many body systems, especially the nervous and immune systems.
15 to 30 million people in the world affected by ME.
People of all ages, gender, and socioeconomic statuses are affected but 75% of people with ME are women.
1 in 4 people with ME are so severely ill that they are housebound, and
The causes are not known and there is no cure for the disease today. There is a significant lack of funding for biomedical research for ME.
The economic burden of disease in Europe is estimated at EUR 32 million
Patient management and care are inadequate.