Is Morgellons Disease real? The US government thinks so, since the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) has just given care giant Kaiser Permanente over $300,000 to test and interview 150 to 500 patients suffering from it.
There is still controversy over whether or not Morgellons is a psychiatric condition (which does NOT mean that it isn’t a “real” disease). The symptoms include skin sores, from which mysterious red, blue or black fibers emerge, accompanied by intense itching. Some physicians think these “fibers” are an indication that the disease is caused by parasites.
The study will be done in northern California, where many Morgellons patients live.
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