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WHEREAS, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a serious, chronic, complex, multisystem disease that frequently and dramatically limits the lives of those affected by it, causing substantial reduction of occupational, educational, social and personal activities; and

WHEREAS, ME/CFS is a disease that affects many body systems and is characterized primarily by chronic illness and post-exertional crash, which is rapid physical and/or cognitive collapse in response to even minimal exertion from activities of daily living or simple mental tasks; and

WHEREAS, ME/CFS causes pain throughout the body, including immune dysregulation, cognitive impairment, sleep dysfunction, autonomic and neuroendocrine complications; and

WHEREAS, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ME/CFS affects more than one million people of all backgrounds throughout the United States; and

WHEREAS, the Silver State is pleased to join all organizations that provide programs, support groups, medical research and medical conferences throughout the State to support patients who struggle daily to cope with ME/CFS; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada, its congressional leaders and private individuals, worked together to create the first integrated medical research center dedicated to ME/CFS, and continues to support the ongoing efforts of the Nevada Center for Biomedical Research, to bring diagnostic and treatment discovery, education and greater awareness, on behalf of all who suffer from this disease;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim May 2019 as

MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS/CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 25th day of April, 2019

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