This makes sense. It could even have been a prototype of current artificial skin products now in use...of which there are many. In looking up oomycetes I found a lot of proteomic/genome research going on with a lot of money involved. Also, a simple search on "proteomic/genome research and artificial skin, wound dressing" turned up links to such things as polymers, derivatives extracted from plants (including water born fungi/oomycetes), marine creatures (such as lobsters, crabs and shrimps), alginates, cellulose fiber, silicone coated nylon, vaccines, development of bio-engineered seeds/foods, starch based plastic polymers, drug delivery systems, body implants, cancer research, and many other things apparently linked to proteomic/genome research also used in the "artificial skin, wound dressing" southcity brings up.southcity said:The infectious agent causing this is caused by a stray target (nondisclosed) created by experimental research done under a C3 permit by a proteomics research center. In other words it is a man made creation which has escaped containment. This target was created for research into artificial skin, wound dressing as well as cancer research tools. This is a military issue of high caliber, enough so to be defended by many parties, hence all the conflicting reports and otherwise lack of any credible information.
Could Morgellans be caused by artificially induced 'cross species' bacterial quorum sensing, such as marine, mammal, plant, etc.? Also, could the latent aspect of this disease have something to do with the pathogen reaching "a certain concentration" or critical mass, which is when it becomes apparent as lesions and fibers? Evidently due to differentiation people with this disease also often have Lyme, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and other conditions, and perhaps those could be indications of the "vector" they were exposed to, or that the concentration hasn't yet reached a high enough proprortion to have overwhelmed their immune systems to the point where they are exhibiting lesions and fibers. If this is possible, then it makes me wonder if there aren't many more people infected who aren't yet aware of it...or if some people have strong enough immune systems to be keeping it under a certain amount of control...at least at present. And I'm wondering if this pathogen has been unleashed in more ways than one.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quorum_sensing said:The purpose of quorum sensing is to coordinate certain behaviour or actions between bacteria of the same kind, depending on their number. For example, opportunistic bacteria, such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa can grow within a host without harming it, until they reach a certain concentration. Then they become aggressive, their numbers sufficient to overcome the host's immune system and form a biofilm, leading to disease.
...which reminded me of birds disappearing in England and so many "mystery rashes" in English schools.Charles said:... "pest" control, with emphasis on cleaning cities from birds...
SOME MYSTERY RASH REPORTS from: http://www.crossinglines.net/mystery_rash_reports.htm. said:2002
The H-Word mystery rash nationwide closes schools http://www.guardian.co.uk/weekend/story/0,3605,782338,00.html
2/7/2002 Investigators probe cause of students' mysterious rash-- http://www.iuoe.org/cm/iaq_happ_sch.asp?Item=270
2 08 2002 Reports of rash spread to three more schools http://www.iuoe.org/cm/iaq_happ_sch.asp?Item=271
2 16 2002 Medical sleuths try to figure out mysterious rash affecting students--http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/oldpaper/article.cfm?archiveDate=02-16-02&storyID=10222
2/4/2003 Mystery Surrounds a Virulent Skin Infection http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?sec=health&res=9907E4DC1038F937A35751C0A9659C8B63
11 18 2005---Skin Disease Infecting Prisoners--Union Wants Quarantine http://www.thebostonchannel.com/health/5353693/detail.html?rss=bos&psp=health
11/21/05 Mystery rash in school cafeteria --http://www.koaa.com/news/view.asp?ID=4252
12 05 2005 Mysterious Rash Causes Rockwood Elementary School To Close-- http://www.ksdk.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=88858
2 3 06 Mysterious Rash Strikes Milford School- with photo http://www.pembrokeshiretv.com/content/templates/v6-article.asp?articleid=1379&zoneid=32
Are you able to share the information behind this conclusion?southcity said:...this seems to be a accidental release...
I look forward to reading more from you, southcity. I feel tremendous sorrow and outrage on behalf of you and all the others who are suffering from this awful disease, and I doubt that any of us should feel safe from it. It has the 'flavor' of being a "canary in the mine" warning.southcity said:More to follow...
Good catch!domivr said:
It was in the year 1997. See more at:The money will be used to launch AgraQuest's newly approved Laginex product for controlling mosquito larvae in water.
The $2.1 million comes from a consortium of investors, including a European cotton importing company, two California farmers and partners in investment banking firms.
The final $900,000 will likely come from a major East Coast venture-capital fund. AgraQuest president Pam Marrone would not reveal the fund's name until the deal is done. She described it as a $200 million fund that invests in "socially responsible" businesses and is part of a larger, $3 billion fund.
There's more reasons that compel people to post here. And no I don't have Morgellon's disease ... I think. I do have some really nasty after effects of certain bites though.mcb said:I have noticed that this discussion is primarily between those who are obviously concerned about Morgellons disease itself, or simply about the fact of the overwhelming denial of its existance. However, I don't rightly recall any responses from people actually suffering from the disease, which is why I'm uncertain if this is where I should be posting.
Well, your geographic location is just smack in the middle of where it all started I think. Coincidence?mcb said:I couldn't believe what I was reading at first. And quite honestly, didn't truly even realize WHAT I was reading about exactly until the mention of the black spores and synthetic fiber that was coming out from the skin.
Unfortunately, that describes me!
Fortunately, I now KNOW that I have not been hallucinating all this time!
By reading all this stuff people are naturally inclined to focus their attention to these "new" things, and correlate them with something that they have themselves. You see, I am scratching myself again. Are you sure you do not have in-growing hairs, that than suddenly pop out of the skin? Could happen as one grows older mcb said:I can vividly recall saying to her, "At times, I swear it seems as though there are dark coily hairs that "jump" out of my skin." And she & I both have discussed the acknowledgement of (what we named) "lint bugs". ......Okay! I know what you must be thinking. Hell! I'd probably think that, as well, only I KNOW that I'm no longer alone on this.
I would not be inclined to see a MD, except as a sort of study (of their reaction). I have had bad experiences with doctors. They handle their world of clients and diseases way to patriarchal and patronizing in my experience. My experience was even about things that they "know" about, and not about some "thing" that has not yet been classified in their records. If I were in your situation, I would try to consult a parasitologist, that I think is trustworthy and eager to delve into this mystery, or a veterinary even because these could have a much broader view on diseases. This broader view might be less detailed and because of this they'd have to do more research at times and be more naturally inclined to do so. It is this that we need to get some truth on this disease and try to find a cure.mcb said:I have not gone to the doctors about this condition for a couple reasons. 1) The disorder that I do experience is not nearly as extensive in comparison to the persons who have reported cases. And, 2) Not having a flying clue as to choosing a logical minded professional who would believe a word of what I was saying.
I'd never heard of this and saw a report about it on CNN this morning. Plenty of time and the last word were given to medical professionals who insisted that it's all in the sufferer's heads. One patient even said that when she went to her doctor about it, she was referred to a psychiatrist. So, apparently the medical establishment wants us to believe that this isn't real. A search revealed that there's no online story published by CNN.I also find it interesting, that when I did a 'dogpile' search on Morgellons disease, every entry on the first page referred to it as a delusional disease, or a hoax.
Nice one, madame! Now there's a lady with, no doubt, a guaranteed spot in heaven, eh? At the right hand of the big daddy, too, I'm sure. A great American indeed. So do you think she means to suggest that if each of those immigrants she mentions were legal, there'd be no such disease?From: JenyEliza (personal tagline is I gotta be me...I'm...A Great American)
Re: Morgellon's: "The Creepy Crawly Disease"
<< The majority of individuals reporting symptoms of Morgellons Disease reside in California, Texas, and Florida. >>
Note: All three states where Morgellon's is most prevalent are also states with VERY high illegal immigrant populations from south of the border.
Somehow I don't think that is a coincidence.