Florida and Texas..... "Mystery" Disease

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Blackjack, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Found this through another thread.

    What scares me is this is the whole "fibers in the skin" stuff.

    Mystery Disease Gives Sensation Of 'Bugs Eating Skin'

    Report: Florida, California, Texas Apparent Hot Spots For Condition

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- An unexplained disease that sufferers say cause overwhelming sensations of bugs crawling, biting and stinging their skin and mystery lesions that never heal is being investigated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The illness is called Morgellons and Florida, Texas and California are states with apparent hot spots for the condition, Local 6 reported.People who report suffering from the condition identify a range of symptoms including vision loss, mental confusion and fatigue. Some sufferers also said they have experienced tiny fibers that pop out of their skin."They typically describe a disturbing skin sensation such as itching or stinging or pins and needles," Centers for Disease Control Dr. Michele Pearson said.Last summer, registered nurse Cindy Casey said the constant lesions on her body forced her to quit working."It's miserable," Casey said. "It feels like you've got splinters coming out."Thousands of people claim to have Morgellons and a foundation has been formed.However, some are not certain Morgellons is a legitimate disease."The reason we are doing an investigation is to learn more about it," Pearson said.Researchers plan to follow up with 500 people who claim to have the condition.Volunteers will get blood tests, skin exams as well as psychological evaluations.Doctors at Oklahoma State University have been studying Morgellons for years and said they don't know what's causing it.The CDC's year-long study will try to figure out what's causing Morgellons and if there's any way to treat it.

    Theories about the fibers

    Randy Wymore, a former research director of the MRF and presently Director of the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences' Center for the Investigation of Morgellons Disease, claims that Morgellons patients have masses of dark fibers visible at 60x magnification under the unbroken skin, while unaffected individuals do not. Wymore sent samples of fibers supplied by Morgellons patients to the Police Crime Lab in Tulsa, Oklahoma for analysis. After checking the fibers against known fibers in the FBI's national database, lab director Mark Boese said the fibers were "consistent with something that the body may be producing," adding, "These fibers cannot be manmade and do not come from a plant. This could be a byproduct of a biological organism."

    Dr. Rhonda Casey, chief of pediatrics at Oklahoma State University Hospital and part of the MRF research team at OSU, reported that she has examined many patients' skin via a dermatoscope and performed biopsies on both lesions and apparently healthy skin, and that "she saw fibers embedded in both places. The white ones, she says, are hard to see. A dermatologist who either didn't look at all, or didn't use a dermatoscope, might not see them under the skin."

    Dermatologists say any fibers are from clothing embedded in self-imposed sores, and the fibers patients bring in bags are textile in nature
  2. Canadian-guerilla

    Canadian-guerilla Monkey+++

    some people have linked morgellons to chemtrails

    if you believe in chemtrails . . .
  3. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    What each state has in common could be an important clue. I would suspect that large immigrant populations have something to do with it. This wouldn't be the first time a disease was carried over the border.
  4. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

  5. FalconDance

    FalconDance Neighborhood Witch

    Morgellons was first documented back in the mid-to-late 1600s in Europe. That would, I'm pretty sure, predate chemtrails.

    No one knows the cause, the source, the duration nor cure. Scary, certainly, but unless Big Business can think of a way to make a ton of money off it, it'll likely never be researched very deeply.
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