May 12th is International ME Awareness day

International ME Awareness Day May 12th. ME prevalence: Wales 13,00; UK 240.000; World 17 million.0


During 2020 and 2021 the world has been shocked, particularly in the West, by the indiscriminate damage that a virus can have.  Chronic post-viral illness has been catapulted into the spotlight.

But post-viral illness is not new.  Multiple viruses have triggered the majority of cases of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS).  13,000 people in Wales are thought to be affected by the illness, 17 million globally. Following COVID-19 that number is likely to grow.

During 2021 WAMES is sharing through our website, social media and galleries:

  • Key facts about ME/CFS
  • Quotes from people experiencing and working with ME/CFS in Wales

A lot is not known about ME/CFS or long COVID but what is known, needs to be acted on.

Wales has been been a healthcare desert for people with ME. It is time to take action to change that!

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