not sure you can honestly classify this as a ‘known disease’ at the moment, insofar as science is concerned, and while i empathize with Scythian and don’t mean to minimize or downplay any suffering that person may be experiencing, so far all the data would suggest that ‘morgellons’ is simply a neuropsychological disorder
please remember that ‘morgellons’ themselves are said to be fibrous, and yet cannot, or rather as of this writing have not been studied in situ in a sterile environment - ie an ‘infected’ patient in a sterile environment has yet to have a ‘morgellon’ removed and studied by scientists/medical doctors.
” Dr. Noah Craft, a dermatologist at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, has seen a handful of Morgellons patients and biopsied their skin lesions, but found only normal skin and inflammation, as one would find in a bump that has been picked at. “
the wikipedia entry on ‘morgellons’ is pretty helpful, honestly, and suggests that most sufferers of ‘morgellons’ have self diagnosed said malady/affliction.
the Delusional parasitosis and other neuropsychological disorders section describes the typical ‘morgellons’ sufferer as most often someone with DOP or delusions of parasitic (subcutaneous) infestation.
the wikipedia entry is also quite helpful in describing the role the internet has played in the ‘morgellons pandemic’
Wiki excerpt: “Robert Bartholomew, a sociologist who has studied the Morgellons phenomenon, states that the “World Wide Web has become the incubator for mass delusion and it (Morgellons) seems to be a socially transmitted disease over the Internet.” According to this hypothesis, patients with delusions of parasitosis and other psychological disorders become convinced they have “Morgellons” after reading internet accounts of others with similar symptoms. A 2005 Popular Mechanics article stated that Morgellons symptoms are well-known and characterized in the context of other disorders, and that “widespread reports of the strange fibers date back” only a few years to when the MRF first described them on the internet.”
again, not to downplay or minimize anyone who is actually suffering out there, but the one symptom most of those afflicted with ‘morgellons’ seem to share with their fellow afflicted is the need for attention.
I have a feeling you have a lot of people with a lot of different conditions, from bacterial infections, to allergies, to mental disorders, to being around fiberglass insulation.. the common factor is they all listen to Rense or Coast to Coast and have convinced themselves their issue is this mysterious Morgellions conspiracy.. It isn’t mentioned here, but much of the conspiracy around these are they are a government created superbug sprayed in chemtrails or something of the sort..