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Ginger Savely is a nurse practitioner who specializes in treating the tick borne Lyme disease. She also has first hand experience with the mystery disease.
"Right now I think I have about twenty eight Morgellons patients," says Savely.
According to Savely, the anti-biotics she gives to patients with Lyme are also working on some Morgellon's patients.
But this treatment is also unproven, and since doctors don't know if it's contagious, the Dills say their home is now their prison.
The NPA teamed up with the Oklahoma State Department of Health to study the creepy crawlers.
They took skin samples from 20 patients who claim they have the bugs, but were diagnosed by their doctors as delusional.
Researchers found collembolan, a microscopic critter, in 18 of the 20 patients.
The CDC told Altschuler that the collembola was not a danger to humans, even though she says the CDC has shown her no specific study to prove it.
The professor states "The Collembola were showing up in our medical mycology reseach lab studies on a regular basis and are found to be active in wet or damp human habitations and are associated with a presence of fungal mold. Eliminating the fungal mold and causation of its presence often results in the riddance of the Collembola" When asked why are they contemporaneous he says "Fungi are a delicacy and these bugs are gourmets!"
I believe it has only started showing up in people in the last couple of decades, yes?
The name comes from a condition involving "black hairs" emerging from the skin of children that was documented in France in the 1600's. It is unknown whether that description is related to the illness we are now describing.