LOS ANGELES (CBS) — What if you felt the sensation of tiny bugs crawling on your body, oozing sores and fibers sprouting from your skin — and were told your condition doesn’t exist?

KNX 1070’s Brian Ping reports researchers now say that a mysterious skin disorder affecting thousands of Californians is only in their minds.

The condition known as Morgellons disease — named from a 1674 medical paper that described similar symptoms — affects an estimated 4 out of every 100,000 Californians, according to a sample study on more than 3 million people who lived in 13 counties in Northern California.

Sufferers of Morgellons describe symptoms including fatigue, erupting sores, crawling sensations on their skin, and mysterious red, blue or black fibers sprouting from their skin. Some say they’ve suffered for decades.

At one point, government health officials estimated receiving up to 20 calls a day from Morgellons sufferers.

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Los Angeles) commissioned the $600,000 study in 2008, which was published in the journal PLos One on Jan. 25.

Most of the afflicted patients were middle-aged white women who displayed what doctors classified as a type of psychosis that makes them believe they have been infected with parasites.

The patients had no diseases, but more depression than the general public and were more obsessive about physical ailments, according to the study.

Last May, Mayo Clinic researchers published a study of 108 Morgellons patients and found none of them suffered from any unusual physical ailment.

The study also concluded that the sores on many of them were caused by their own scratching and picking at their skin.

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Comments (5)
  1. M. Theis says:

    It is NOT in their MINDS! It is caused by all the CHEM TRAILS the Shadow Government is Spraying! This has happened to a popular Baseball Player in Florida years ago. YouTube It!

    There are Cures & Treatments to rid the body of these “Nano-fibers”. Google Search the Morgellon’s Diseaase Treatment.

    Petition Congress to STOP SPRAYING OUR SKIES!
    Google: Arizona Sky Watch / Con Trails My Ass

  2. O. Alexander says:

    You’re right, it’s not in the Mind!
    The Illuminati has been spraying the Skies for years now:

    1) to make Man Sterile & Control the Population

    2) to poison our Children & make them Docile so they won’t
    Overthrow our WICKED Government!

    The CURE Article: “Morgellons Syndrome / Chemtrail Illness Protocol
    by Gwen Scott, N.D.

  3. john says:

    Morgellons disease is real. True science has been tossed out the window along with journalism and the constitution, lets not forget the bill of rights! All we have now are government shills working for the central planners.

  4. Julie says:

    As someone that suffers from the symptoms of Morgellons I would like to thank you for keeping this in the news and raising awarness. Many of us were disapointed but not suprised with the CDC report. There are still independant studies being done and hopefully some of our unanswered questions will be answered soon.

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