Friday, May 12, 2006

Holy Crap! Bizarre Disease in South Texas

This is freakin' weird. Scary stuff:

"These people will have like beads of sweat but it's black, black and tarry," said Ginger Savely, a nurse practioner in Austin who treats a majority of these patients.

Patients get lesions that never heal.

"Sometimes little black specks that come out of the lesions and sometimes little fibers," said Stephanie Bailey, Morgellons patient.

Patients say that's the worst symptom — strange fibers that pop out of your skin in different colors.

"He'd have attacks and fibers would come out of his hands and fingers, white, black and sometimes red. Very, very painful," said Lisa Wilson, whose son Travis had Morgellon's disease.

While all of this is going on, it feels like bugs are crawling under your skin. So far more than 100 cases of Morgellons disease have been reported in South Texas.

"It really has the makings of a horror movie in every way," Savely said.

No kidding. Here's a link to the Morgellons Reasearch website with maps and other info.

Think I'll go live in a bubble.


Ryan said...


shelly said...

That makes me itch!!!

Matthew J. said...

I'm hungry.

Daniel said...

Thanks alot Drew.
After seeing the pictures on that link, I have lost my appetite forever. (Erin now loves you even more BTW, lol.)

Greatmoose said...

I do what I can. ;)

Joshua "Doc" Wible said...

Wow, and now im only a hop, skip and a jump away from Austin.