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A petition being read in Parliament today is urging the Government to recognise chronic fatigue as a disability in order to be eligible for the sickness benefit.

The disease, which can be triggered by a viral infection has a life long impact on those who are affected, but there  is not help available as it’s not considered a disability by Work and Income.

Emeritus Professor Warren Tate from Otago University’s Department of Biochemistry talks to Charlotte about the impact the change would have on those affected by the syndrome.

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