Morgellons, also known as Morgellons Syndrome and Morgellons Disease, is a skin affliction which causes its victims painful crawling, itching and biting sensations also accompanied by lesions which tend to produce fibrous or filament-like threads. The threads are usually white but can be blue, black or red. There have also been reports of black granule objects, similar to pepper, which emerge from skin lesions or just from the skin itself.
Morgellon sufferers, children and adults alike, have had a difficult time in getting proper and adequate medical treatment as doctors really do not know what they are suffering from and most pass it off as delusional or mental problems. Therefore many sufferers are classified as delusional parasitosis and shuffled off to psychologists and psychiatrists instead of receiving care for their wounds and obtaining explanations for the fibers.
In 2002 biologist Mary Leitao’s two year son developed lesions around his mouth and when she examined them she discovered “bundles of fibers.” After unsuccessful doctor visits she named the disorder “Morgellons” based on comments made by Sir Thomas Browne in 1690 in which he discussed a medical disorder he called morgellons. Sir Thomas Browne’s morgellons involved children in Languedoc where harsh hairs where breaking out on the children’s backs.
Some websites say that it is the plague from the Bible as revealed in Revelation:
Revelation 16:2 So the first angel went and poured his bowl on the earth; and foul malignant sores appeared on those men that wore the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.
On Jan 16th 2008, the Canadian Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced that they would be looking into the situation as tens of thousands of people in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe all claim to be Morgellons sufferers. The U.S. CDC has been investigating Morgellons since 2003 and background information on their findings can be followed up here.
Whatever Morgellons is it appears to be very devastating to its victims and sufferers and their lesions and wounds are far from delusional. Sufferers find it difficult to maintain a normal lifestyle when their skin constantly feels like it is crawling and itching and there appears to be no relief or remedy to provide them respite.