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Learn the Truths and Myths of Morgellons

by: Zephyr Faegen

(NaturalNews) The Mystery of Morgellons disease has been debated for years by medical professionals and lay persons who have dedicated their time to studying this cryptic and debilitating condition. Because of significant public pressure, Morgellons disease has gained significant recognition in the last 8 years and has lead to the formation of independent research groups, and the Morgellons Research Foundation. This all began because of one woman's love for her child, combined with the complete abandonment of the mainstream medical community's ability to provide any real medical diagnosis or treatment within their known paradigm.

In 2001 Mary Leitao, a biologist and former Medical lab technician, found that her two-year-old son was developing sores under his lips. The child soon complained of bug-crawling sensations under his skin. Hearing this, she examined the wounds on his lips and took samples. She examined the tissue taken from her son under a rudimentary home microscope and found that there were red, blue, white and black fibers imbedded within the taken tissue samples. Being a concerned mother, she proceeded to take her son to the doctor. This lead to multiple tests on the child and eight more doctors that failed to find any diagnosis within the known medical paradigm. Eventually, Leitao took her son to Dr. Fred Heldrich, a Johns Hopkins pediatrician with a reputation for solving mystery cases. The end result was Heldrich's suggestion that "Leitao would benefit from a psychiatric evaluation and support".

Out of frustration and feeling abandoned by the mainstream medical society, Leitao began researching any known literature describing her son's symptoms. During her research she found the work of two men from the 1600`s, Sir Thomas Browne and Dr. Michel Ettmuller. Both men observed, wrote and illustrated what they described as hair-like structures protruding from wounds on the backs of patients combined with convulsions and coughing. They named this condition The Morgellons. Though not a perfect match to what her son was suffering from, it was the closest thing she found in any known medical material. Using Morgellons as a temporary label for her son's condition, Leitao began to seek out others with like symptoms. She started a website called the Morgellons Research Foundation (MRF) in 2002 ( The object of the site is to give people suffering from this strange condition an outlet to be heard and to find emotional and medical support.

Since 2002 the MRF has registered over 14,000 households who suffer from symptoms like Leitao's son. The foundation has created such a following and has put so much political pressure on government officials that the Center for Disease Control (CDC), with the help of Kaiser Permanente Northern California and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, has been forced to begin a comprehensive study of self-diagnosed Morgellons sufferers, the majority of which reside in California where the study is being focused.

The biggest question of all about Morgellons is where does it come from? As we move forward in today's society we are finding that the foods we eat and the air we breathe are becoming more and more dangerous to our health. These factors are being looked at very seriously as contributing factors of Morgellons. Currently there are three main theories that pose a spectrum of possibilities.

The first theory is that Morgellons is caused by genetically modified organisms (GMO's), and through bug bites from insects that have been modified through their interaction with GMO plant material. This theory is supported by the fact that the use of a genetically modified plant bacteria called Agrobacterium tumefaciens is used to infect and modify the DNA of plants with a pesticide in order to create stronger and more bug-resistant plant crops. In a study from 2001 by Dr. Vitaly Citovsky at the State University of New York Stony Brook, it was found that when introduced to Human DNA, genetically modified material containing this bacterium successfully invaded, modified and corrupted human DNA. Though this was done under laboratory conditions Dr. Citovsky himself stated that it may be prudent to be careful or at least aware that presently, it appears that Agrobacterium is the only example of trans-kingdom DNA transfer.

The second theory is that Morgellons symptoms are caused by the introduction of the controversial chemtrail programs that have appeared across the United States. These vaporous trails, produced in a grid pattern by jet airplanes, have had a lot of media coverage over the last few years, but they have yet to be officially recognized by the United States government except for a bill proposed by representative Dennis Kucinich in 2001 (H.R. 2977). The bill was rejected and quickly rewritten by Kucinich's office to have no mention of chemtrails at all. Though there have not been any official studies done on the connection of chemtrails to Morgellons, there has been a significant contribution of material from the private scientific community. The current theory is that components of the chemtrails are being inhaled by individuals in affected areas and are interacting with the body in two ways. First is that inhalation of the chemtrail material compromises the person's immune system. Secondly, by compromising the immune system the person is then open to infection by bacterial, fungal, viral, or even nano-technological components that are in the chemtrail vapors.

The third theory is that Morgellons is an infection of nanotechnology. Several independent studies on Morgellons fibers taken from patients have shown that the fibers consist of both inorganic and unidentifiable materials. One group of fibers was sent to a forensic scientist at the Tulsa Police Crime Lab in Oklahoma for analysis. After analyzing and cross-referencing the morgellons fiber with the FBI`s national database, it was found that it did not match any known fiber within the database. Other studies claim that fibers can withstand temperatures of up to 1400 degrees Fahrenheit.

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