Morgellons Press

Press Releases by Year

2014

2013

2012

Television

2013

  • Science/Discovery Channel - The Unexplained Files, Morgellons Disease - September 18, 2013

    "Morgellons Disease - 15,000 people across the world suffer from a strange disease that officially does not even exist. Sufferers report horrific skin lesions, a sensation that insects are crawling under their skin, and unidentifiable multicolored fibers that sprout from their bodies. They call it Morgellons Disease, but no one agrees what it is, where it came from and how to cure it." Learn more.

  • SSYFY Channel - Joe Rogan Questions Everything, Episode 4: Biopocalypse - August 15, 2013

    “Morgellons, a controversial medical diagnosis where strange unidentifiable fibers come out of the skin and body. Many health professionals are dismissive about the existence of Morgellons. … Joe wants to know if Morgellons is real… he meets Dr. Greg Smith, a pediatrician who not only studies Morgellons, but also claims to suffer from it. … Smith tells his tale: in 2004, he found what he thought were “cactus spines” in his arms. Smith’s theory: Morgellons is related to Lyme disease, which might contribute to the formation of these fibers. According to Smith, the vast majority of Morgellons patients will also be found to have Lyme disease as well. … Episode includes various interviews and conversations with others including microscopic examinations of MD specimens. Joe’s conclusion: Morgellons is a real disease, probably an offshoot of Lyme disease…” Learn more.

2012

  • Mystery Science Theater - Morgellons Disease - January 28, 2012

2011

  • History Channel - Aliens, Plagues, & Epidemics - September 8, 2011

2010

  • The Rachel Ray Show - Mystery Illnesses and People Who Were Forced to Be Their Own Medical Advocate - July 23, 2010

  • God's Learning Channel - Two-hour program devoted to Morgellons, available on DVD from GLC - January 31, 2010 & February 1, 2010

2009

2008

  • Discovery Health - Mystery ER - String Theory - October 2008

  • MSNBC - Bizarre Morgellons Remains a Mystery - September 6, 2008

  • ABC - Good Morning America - Mysterious Skin Disease Cuases Itching, Loose Fibers - July 28, 2012

  • The Dr. Phil Show - What's Up, Doc? Part Two - July 14, 2008
  • CBS 11 - Austin, TX - Research Brings Hope to Morgellons Patients - March 31, 2008
  • Inside Edition - Morgellons Disease - February 19, 2008
  • ABC - Good Morning America - Strange New Skin Condition - January 17, 2008

  • CBS - The Early Show - Morgellons Disease: Condition Makes Skin 'Crawl' - January 17, 2008
  • CBS News - CDC to Study Mysterious Skin Condition - January 17, 2008

  • ABC Primetime - January 16, 2008

  • ABC Nightline Webcast - Mystery Disease - January 16, 2008

  • ABC Nightline News - CDC to Investigate Morgellons Mystery - January 16, 2008

  • 2007

  • CBS 11 - Dallas, TX - August 6, 2007

  • KGW TV- Sharing the Nightmare - May 21, 2007

  • KGW TV - Nightmare Under the Microscope - May 10, 2007

  • CBS 2 - Los Angeles, CA - February 23, 2007

  • Fox 7, Miami, FL - February 13, 2007

  • Fox 9, Minneapolis, MN - February 13, 2007

  • CBS 46, Atlanta, GA - February 12 & 13, 2007

  • 2006

  • Fox 8, Cleveland, OH - November 20, 2006

  • News 9, Oklahoma City, OK - November 13, 2006

  • WFAA, Dallas, TX - October 5, 2006

  • WNEG, Gainesville, GA - August 25, 2006

  • WNEG, Gainesville, GA - August 24, 2006

  • ABC News - 'Morgellons' Mystery - August 9, 2006

  • KOTV, Tulsa, OK - July 28, 2006

  • WNDU, South Bend, IN - July 28, 2006

  • KGTV 10 News, San Diego, CA - July 24, 2006

  • CBS KENS, San Antonio, TX - July 24, 2006

  • WB 11, New York, NY - June 26, 2006

  • CBS KUTV, Salt Lake City, UT - June 8, 2006

  • CBS 6, San Francisco, CA - May 25, 2006

  • KPHO, Phoenix, AZ - May 24, 2006

  • FOX KTVU, San Francisco, CA - Morgellons Disease - May 23, 2006

  • CBS KCBS, Los Angeles, CA - May 22, 2006

  • CBS KENS, San Antonio, TX - May 22, 2006

  • CBS WKRG, Mobile, AL - May 24, 2006

  • CBS KCBS, Los Angeles, CA - May 18, 2006

  • NBC KGW, Portland, OR - May 18, 2006

  • CBS KENS, San Antonio, TX - May 11, 2006

  • CBS KHOU, Houston, TX - May 5, 2006

  • 2005

  • NBC KPRC, Houston, TX - March 2, 2005

  • NBC WOAI, San Antonio, TX - February 11, 2005

  • CBS WTEV, Jacksonville, FL - February 7 - March 3, 2005 (5 part series)

  • FOX KTVU, San Francisco, CA - February 6, 2005

  • 2004

  • ABC KVUE - Austin, TX - November 9, 2004

  • NBC KXAN - Austin, TX - October 7, 2004

  • CBS KBCI - Boise, ID - 3 Part Series - May 18-20, 2004

  • FOX KTVU, San Francisco, CA - Mysterious Parasite Striking Bay Area Residents - March 1 & May 10, 2004

  • Publications

    2013

    2012

  • Morgellons Disease: A Chemical and Light Microscopic Study
    Middelveen MJ, Rasmussen EH, Kahn DG, Stricker RB. J Clin Exp Dermatol Res 3:140. doi: 10.4172/21559554.1000140

  • 2011

  • Filament Formation ASsociated with Spirochetal Infection: A Comparative Approach to Morgellons Disease.
    Stricker, R. B. & Middelveen, M. J. Clinical, Cosmetic Investigational Dermatology. November, 2011; 4: 167–177.

  • 2010

  • Morgellons Disease in a 48 Year-old Female with Dermatologic Complaints
    Savely, V., Kennedy, B. & Ernst, E. (2010). Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal.

  • Morgellons Disease: Analysis of a Population with Clinically Confirmed Microscopic Subcutaneous Fibers of Unknown Etiology
    Savely, V. & Stricker, R. (2010). Clinical, Cosmetic & Investigative Dermatology.

  • 2009

  • Morgellons Disease, illuminating an Undefined Illness: A Case Series
    Harvey, WT et al. Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009, 3:8243

  • 2007

  • Morgellons Disease: The Mystery Unfolds
    Savely, VR, Stricker, RB. Expert Review of Dermatology 2007, Vol. 2, No. 5, Pages 585-591

  • Morgellons Disease (Letter to the Editor)
    Bransfield, RT. Psychiatric News. 2007; 42; 11, page 24

  • Morgellons Disease
    Harvey, WT. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD). Volume 56, Issue 4, Pages 705-706 (April 2007)

  • The Morgellons Mystery
    Psychology Today Magazine. March 6, 2007

  • 2006

  • The Mystery of Morgellons Disease: Infection or Delusion?
    American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. Savely, V., Leitao, M., & Stricker, R. 2006; 7(1):1-5.

  • 2005

  • Skin Lesions and Crawling Sensations: Disease or Delusion
    Ginger Savely, FNP-C and Mary M. Leitao. Advance For Nurse Practitioners. May 2005.

  • Newspapers, Magazines, & Radio Webcasts

    2013

    • Harper's Magazine - September 2013 Issue
      The Devil’s Bait … Symptoms, signs, and the riddle of Morgellons by Leslie Jamison

      "This was written by Leslie Jamison, a Yale graduate sociology student who attended the CEHF 5th Annual Morgellons Conference held March 24-25, 2012. Ms. Jamison takes a moment to look inside the world of MD patients dealing with a disease that many outsiders do not believe exists. The article is not written from a medical viewpoint but, rather, with a sociological insight in an attempt to connect with and realize the impact that MD has had upon individuals. The objectivity is refreshing, powerfully compelling and compassionate. She challenges readers to give up every preconceived notion and accord some reverence to MD patients; to view a segment of our population ridiculed and shunned by the medical community and, for the most part, society at large; to think outside the traditional mind-set at the possibilities of "what if"..." Learn More.

    2012

  • Daily-Mail - February 5, 2012
    'I Am Not mad, Morgellons IS Real': Thousands Claim to Suffer from the Agonizing Skin Condition but Doctors Say it is Psyhchological

  • 2011

  • The Irish Examiner - August 12, 2011
    My Mysterious Itch

  • The Telegraph - July 11, 2011
    Morgellons Disease Continues to Defeat Scientists

  • The Guardian - May 7, 2011
    Morgellons: A Hidden Epidemic or Mass Hysteria?

  • 2010

  • The Independent - September 21, 2010
    Unusual Illnesses: Curiouser and Curiouser

  • The Guardian - April 23, 2010
    Bob Dylan is 'a Plagiarist', Claims Joni Mitchell

  • The Times - March 17, 2010
    Why 'Too Poor for Posh Sschool' Made Me Weep

  • 2009

  • The New Scientist - September 2, 2009
    13 More Things: Morgellons Disease

  • 2008

  • SELF Magazine - September, 2008
    Morgellons Mystery

  • Newsday - January 28, 2008
    New Skin Disorder Drawing Attention - Delthia Ricks

  • North County Times - January 26, 2008
    U.S. Orders Study of Bizarre Morgellons Condition - Mike Stobbe, Associated Press

  • Los Angeles Times - January 19, 2008
    CDC Begins Study of Bizarre Condition - Jia-rui Chong

  • The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, January 17, 2008
    CDC Gives $545,000 to Study Mysterious Skin Condition, A Mother's Battle Against Son's Mystery Ailment Pays Off - David Templeton

  • The San Francisco Chronicle - January 17, 2008
    Bay Area Has First Majur U.S. Study of of Morgellons Disease - Erin Allday

  • WebMD - January 17, 2008
    Morgellons Disease Stumps Experts, CDC Launches Investigation of Rare Skin Problem - Jeanie Lerche Davis

  • Reuters - January 16, 2008
    Health Officials Probe Unexplained Skin Ailment - Will Dunham

  • 2007

  • London Metro - November 12, 2007
    Misery of Itch and Scratch

  • Daily Mail - September 18, 2007
    Is This a Disease or an Episode of the X Files?

  • Psychology Today Magazine - March 6, 2007
    The Morgellons Mystery - Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn

  • 2006

  • Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO - November 25, 2006

  • Los Angeles Times - November 13, 2006

  • Oklahoma Gazette - Oklahoma City, OK - October 25, 2006

  • The New York Times, New York, NY - October 23, 2006

  • Dermatology Times, Woodcliff Lake, NJ - October 1, 2006
    Part 1

  • Dermatology Times, Woodcliff Lake, NJ - October 1, 2006
    Part 2

  • The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, OK - September 25, 2006

  • The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, OK - September 25, 2006

  • Gainesville Times, Gainesville, GA - August 20, 2006

  • The Pittsburgh Post Gazette - August 14, 2006

  • The Times Online, London, UK - August 12, 2006

  • Tulsa World, Tulsa, OK - August 9, 2006

  • Mississippi Press News, Pascagoula, MS -August 7, 2006

  • The Times, London, UK - August 12, 2006

  • San Bernadino County Sun, San Bernadino, CA - July 31, 2006

  • Time, Atlanta, GA - July 28, 2006
    Health & Science - Itching for Answers to a Mystery Condition - Paige Bowers

  • Washington Times, Washington, DC - July 26, 2006

  • The Seattle Times - July 26, 2006
    Is Mystery Illness Real or Illusion? - Howard Witt, Chicago Tribune

  • Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA - July 23, 2006
    Mom Fights for Answers on What's Wrong With Her Son - Chico Harlan

  • Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN - July 23, 2006

  • The Acorn, Agoura Hills, CA - July 20, 2006
    Morgellons: Disease or Delusion? - Navid Ezra

  • Dallas Observer, Dallas, TX - July 20, 2006

  • San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA - June 2, 2006
    Nasty Disease - Or is it Delusion? - Erin Allday

  • The Times, London, UK - May 19, 2006
    All in the Head? - Elaine Monaghan

  • 2005

  • Popular Mechanics - June, 2005
    Morgellons Disease Baffles Patients and Doctors

  • Contra Costa County Times - March 14, 2005

  • Radio Interviews, Webcasts and Other Audio Files

    2012

  • Morgellons Special No. 29 - February 10, 2012

  • KRMG Radio Tulsa - February 7, 2012
    Discussion with Randy Wymore on Morgellons Study CDC Release

  • 2011

  • Morgellons Special No. 28 - May 30, 2011

  • 2010

  • Morgellons Special No. 27 - August 17, 2010

  • Morgellons Special No. 26 - July 30, 2010

  • Morgellons Worldwide, Part 1 - July 26, 2010

  • Morgellons Worldwide, Part 2 - July 30, 2010

  • Morgellons Special No. 25 - July 7, 2010

  • Morgellons Special No. 24 - March 9, 2010

  • Morgellons Special No. 23 - February 22, 2010

  • 2009>

  • Morgellons Special No. 22 - November 17, 2009

  • Morgellons Special No. 21 - September 18, 2009

  • Morgellons Special No. 20 - June 25, 2009

  • Morgellons Special No. 19 - April 23, 2009

  • Morgellons Special No. 18 - April 15, 2009

  • Morgellons Special No. 17 - February 2, 2009

  • 2008

  • Morgellons Special No. 16 - August 28, 2008

  • Morgellons Special No. 15

  • Morgellons Special No. 14 - April 29, 2008

  • Morgellons Special No. 13 - April 2, 2008

  • Morgellons Special No. 12
    The CDC Morgellons 'Research' Project

  • National Public Radio (NPR) - January 24, 2008
    Online Campaign Sparks Interest in New Disease

  • 2007

  • Morgellons Special No. 11 - November 27, 2007

  • Morgellons Special No. 10

  • Morgellons Special No. 9
    Special Update Program

  • Morgellons Special No. 8 - May 10, 2007

  • TheEagle939.com, Derek Gilbert - May 4, 2007

  • Vysygoth.com, Keith Hansen - April 30, 2007

  • Morgellons Special No. 7 - March 29, 2007

  • Vysygoth.com, Keith Hansen - March 12, 2007

  • Vysygoth.com, Keith Hansen - March 5, 2007

  • 2006

  • National Public Radio (NPR) - December 27, 2006
    Morgellons Disease is Creepy. But is it Real?

  • Morgellons Special No. 6 - November 9, 2006
    Morgellons Specimen Photos in Sequence - Morgellons Special No. 6

  • Morgellons Special No. 5 - October 24, 2006

  • Morgellons Special No. 4 - August 18, 2006

  • Morgellons Special No. 3 - July 17, 2006

  • Morgellons Special No. 2 - June 27, 2006

  • Morgellons Special No. 1 - June 22, 2006

  • Linda Moulton Howe - June, 2006

  • Linda Moulton Howe - June, 2006

  • A Closer Look with Michael Corbin - May 24, 2006
    Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3

  • 2005

  • Coast to Coast with George Noory - February 21, 2005

  • Coast to Coast with George Noory - February 15, 2005