Published on January 25th, 2012 | by Kim LaCapria0
Morgellons CDC Study Declares Disease Not Infectious, Still Creeps Everyone Out
Although I class myself as a firm skeptic, I find that Morgellons disease is creepypasta to the utmost, regardless of whether it is psychosomatic or not in origin.
If you’ve not heard of Morgellons, it is a disease in which sufferers reports crawling, burning or itchy sensations on or under the skin; persistent lesions and even fibers of unidentified goop coming out of their skin. And doesn’t that sound like a thing that people who have too much time on their hands would get together on the internet and invent? Totally. Except it’s been reported since the 1600s.
The internet has given some momentum to the Morgellons panic- and perhaps some sufferers are just experiencing something psychosomatic. Whatever it is, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have determined that Morgellons is, at least, not contagious. A large scale study determined that out of hundreds of thousands of patients in North Carolina, four out of every 100,000 reported symptoms that were consistent with the alleged symptoms of Morgellons. Out of the 115 people singled out, about 100 agreed to undergo extensive testing over the course of several days.
What researchers did not determine, however, was any fungal or bacterial cause behind Morgellons. And lesions were common in those included, but researchers determined most stemmed from scratching. Further study into the phenomenon of Morgellons is planned.