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CDC Announces Study of Morgellons Disease (& Half-Man-Half-Tree Odd Dermatological Phenomenon)
AC ASSOCIATED CONTENT ^ | Jan 17, 2008 | By Sheri Fresonke Harper

Posted on 01/17/2008 6:54:50 PM PST by fight_truth_decay

On Wednesday, the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta announced a study of reports of an unexplained dermopathy known as Morgellons disease and has issued a $338,000 contract to Kaiser Permanente to aid in research due to the numerous cases being found in Northern California.

*SNIP*

Disease symptoms documented by the Mayo Clinic include

- Skin lesions accompanied by intense itching

- Fibers that grow out of the skin tissue, some with a spore like root, which are variously colored and sized, and fluoresce under ultra-violet light.

- Sensation like bugs crawling beneath the skin

- Fatigue that interferes with daily activities

- Inability to concentrate and difficulties with short-term memory

- Behavioral problems

- The CDC also lists joint pain and changes in vision

Some unsubstantiated articles are reporting these fibers as being made from the same material as used in fiber optics.

Must be excerpted:

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: cdc; halfmanhalftree; morgellons
With all the doom and gloom of Wall Street, thought I would look for a current news story on some creepy disease of unknown origin, and was not disappointed:

Marni Soupcoff of Canada's National Post writes:
Strangely, “half man half tree” is not the only instance of an odd dermatological phenomenon on this week’s Google list; people are also looking up Morgellons disease, a mysterious condition characterized by stubborn open sores and a feeling that unidentified filaments are poking out of the skin. Doctors are not certain whether there is an organic basis for Morgellons, or whether it is actually a psychiatric illness (with the open sores being the result of patients scratching themselves and the filaments being nothing more than pieces of lint or thread).

What's up, Northern California?

1 posted on 01/17/2008 6:54:53 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

Yea, that’s what I usually think, hmm... market’s going down, hell, there’s got to be a creepy disease of unknown origin out there somewhere.

???? Whaaaaa... ?


2 posted on 01/17/2008 6:57:38 PM PST by farlander (Try not to wear milk bone underwear - it's a dog eat dog financial world)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Image hosted by Photobucket.com Some unsubstantiated articles are reporting these fibers as being made from the same material as used in fiber optics.

they are made of glass???

3 posted on 01/17/2008 6:58:24 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: fight_truth_decay

4 posted on 01/17/2008 7:00:19 PM PST by Romneyfor President2008
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To: fight_truth_decay

Sounds like meth tweeks tweeking.


6 posted on 01/17/2008 7:03:44 PM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: fight_truth_decay

maybe they found the cause of liberalism in northern California?


7 posted on 01/17/2008 7:03:51 PM PST by bullfeather (illegitimate non carborundum)
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To: fight_truth_decay

“What’s up, Northern California?”

Spent too much time in the tree tops, I guess. But at least now we can understand why the CA protesters are so determined to save a few trees from being cut down.


8 posted on 01/17/2008 7:05:31 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Chode
The Morgellons Foundation reports them as: The fibers are clearly hyphae-like structures, and yet, do not fall within the description of known hyphae or pseudohyphae-a characteristic of a fungus. A lab report by Jenny Haverty in December of 2004 lists many characteristics of the fibers but no report of the composition.

San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California.

9 posted on 01/17/2008 7:09:32 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: Grimmy
Reality Show: Celebrity Rehab,
Thursday Jan. 17
10:00 PM EST with Dr. Drew,Vh1
symptons appear of similar nature.
11 posted on 01/17/2008 7:16:52 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: Chode
they are made of glass???

Fiberglass always made my skin itch. I recommend long sleeves and gloves.

12 posted on 01/17/2008 7:19:33 PM PST by PAR35
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To: farlander
???? Whaaaaa... ?

Lesson on logic coming from one who writes about "milk bone underwear"???

13 posted on 01/17/2008 7:20:42 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: PAR35
Image hosted by Photobucket.com i heard that... 8^)
14 posted on 01/17/2008 7:22:30 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: bullfeather
Sounds alien in nature to me, maybe Dennis Kucinich knows.
15 posted on 01/17/2008 7:25:04 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

Related...

http://exposingtheleft.blogspot.com/2008/01/tree-man-who-grew-roots-may-be-cured.html


16 posted on 01/17/2008 7:25:51 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: fight_truth_decay

How weird. My wife and I watched a Discovery channel show about tree man...in Indonesia, just last night!

Pay particular attention to the picture of his hands...looks like a tree stump.

http://news.aol.com/newsbloggers/2007/11/13/look-out-its-tree-man/

It turns out these are warts, and the reason he had them so bad, his immune system is shot. The MD was going to try something systemic but the story eneded with him putting the treatment on hold because he went back working in the circus. Apparently he can make a decent living and stay with his other debilitated friends by performing as a freak in a sideshow. They showed him and his deformed friends working a “fashion show” with very young girls modeling clothes. Weird combo to say the least!


17 posted on 01/17/2008 8:17:22 PM PST by tpanther
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To: fight_truth_decay

Man, it’s a quote from a movie for chrissakes.

‘It’s a dog eat dog world out there, and I’m wearing milk bone underwear’.

I’ve just adjusted it for the financial world.

So. As I have now connected my dots for you, perhaps you’d care to enlighten me how exactly you went from ‘down market’ to ‘weird disease’.


18 posted on 01/17/2008 8:44:14 PM PST by farlander (Try not to wear milk bone underwear - it's a dog eat dog financial world)
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To: fight_truth_decay
From time-to-time my son would get a few of these little bumps (looked like non-irritated in-grown hairs) which would sprout - I am not kidding - what looked exactly like little white feathers. I'd pluck them out when they got to about 1/8th of an inch long. He'd get them on his arms, shoulders, back, chest and cheeks. Just a few at a time.

He stopped getting them completely when we moved to Texas. They didn't hurt or itch or irritate in any way. As they never gave *him* any concern and they did go away we've just shrugged and moved on. I have always wondered if it was a strange fungal infection or something like that.

19 posted on 01/17/2008 10:09:13 PM PST by Marie (Why is it that some people believe everything that happens is the will of G-d - except Israel?)
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To: farlander
enlighten me how exactly you went from ‘down market’ to ‘weird disease’

With all the doom and gloom pushed onto us everyday by the media, I was surprised the media had not found a weird disease to frighten some with. Always bad news with these people, and proved myself right, when I found a disease right of the bat. So Northern California, watch out!

Doom and gloom is a disease with these media people. However, there is nothing really funny about any disease, so would not wish to offend anyone growing tree roots out of their extremities. It was just an attempt at "satire but reality".

Moral of the story is: There is always someone out there worse off than we are.

20 posted on 01/18/2008 8:52:48 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: Marie
He stopped getting them completely when we moved to Texas

Where were you living at the time, Northern California?

Interesting.

21 posted on 01/18/2008 8:54:28 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: farlander
The milk bone comment was my attempt at humor, as our sense of direction in our own "personal logic" sometimes comes across as Whaaaaaaa? to another....

;)

22 posted on 01/18/2008 9:02:43 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

Arizona.


23 posted on 01/18/2008 7:53:39 PM PST by Marie (Why is it that some people believe everything that happens is the will of G-d - except Israel?)
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To: Marie

Genetically enhanced food supply/crops could cause all kinds of freak things to occur.


24 posted on 01/18/2008 9:29:34 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

Ah yes. Of course. I take the ‘Doom-n-Gloom(r)’ and the ‘We’re Dooooomed(tm)’ of the media pretty much in stride these days (ie, if the aliens actually came to concquer earth and media reported on it I wouldn’t believe it).


25 posted on 01/19/2008 7:26:39 AM PST by farlander (Try not to wear milk bone underwear - it's a dog eat dog financial world)
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To: traderrob6

I saw this on TV. Very odd. But one of his “clan” was even more odd, I thought. Did you see the person with part of his/her face stretching downward? Looked like a “person by Picasso.”


26 posted on 01/19/2008 7:34:25 AM PST by SnarlinCubBear ("Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil." -- Thomas Mann)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Man, this thread is too creepy for Saturday morning.....


27 posted on 01/19/2008 7:40:02 AM PST by Hot Tabasco
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To: SnarlinCubBear

Yep, very weird.


28 posted on 01/19/2008 7:55:51 AM PST by traderrob6
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