Morgellons is reaching pandemic proportions, and yet the Centers for Disease Control continue to turn their back on the problem, basically denying the existence of a problem altogether. Guess they are safe in their glass houses, so to hell with everyone else. Well, when the disease comes knocking on their front doors, you can be sure they'll start paying attention.
|MORGELLONS STATISTIC (2006 - 2008)|
Former M-R-O statistic (2007)
Higher infection rates between birth and puperty, and before menopause and later. Exceptions are concerned with a temporary compromised immune system and hormonal disorders, probably caused from a newer or longer ongoing Borrelia Burgdorferi infection (Lyme disease).
Actual recognized Morgellons cases were from:
USA, Canada, Panama, Guatemala, Mexico, Uruguay, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republik, Costa Rica, Cuba, Australia, New-Zealand, South Africa, Russia, Ukraine, Japan, China, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, Ethiopia, Libanon, Saudi-Arabia, Irak, Poland, Jugoslavia, Hungary, Chech Republik, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Malta, Austria, Greece, Switzerland, Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Estonia, Finland, Lichtenstein, Belgium, Germany.
It is difficult for individual doctors or institutions to come to conclusions about the potential significant infestation statistics for scabies or unknown parasites as Morgellons. Perhaps only national pharmacy associations in each country could consider infestations patterns on the basis of particular medicines sold in those countries.
As at 2006 and now at 2008, it is still not possible to talk of an epidemic/pandemic disease in relation to Morgellons if only from doctors are surveyed. This is because as individual practitioners, they may only come across a few cases in any one year or perhaps none at all.
Regarding the Morgellons cases in the USA, there are officialy 20.000 sufferers registered at the CDC. Since Americans don`t like to be ever registered somewhere, the dark number is possibly 10 or 100 time higher. Possibly 1000 - 10.000 sufferers in each U.S. state are infested with the Morgellons strain.
It could be hypothesized that there are approximatly 1 million individuals with various well know/rare and unknown parasitic skin diseases in each western countries worldwide. It is probable that the real number can never be known, since there will always be a proportion of people who self medicate or still trust their physicians and their wrong conclusions about what is causing these skin symptoms.
It is possible within the estimated one million cases (and possibly more) that there are not only patients with scabies but also there will be those people suffering from unknown/unidentified systemic mycosis and dermatosis such as Morgellons.
For individuals who contract Morgellons and who do not receive appropriate treatment or are misdiagnosed, there is considered to be a point of no return of approximately of one year. After such a period, if those individuals do not receive definitive help, then potentially, they have to face adjusting to chronic, perhaps lifelong illnesses with associated physical and mental effects. At some point, there is the potential for their cases to fall off official statistics.
Infection rates of skin diseases in Europe are rising exponentially with the result that statistical information can become very unreliable. For example, for 2003, the official number of scabies cases in Germany was 100,000 (according to health insurance federation) However, this figure needs to be put together with percentage increase of 30-40 % of newly infected people each year.
With regard to the last few years, a fall in the number of people with skin diseases in general could be because such people are no longer asking for medical assistance through official channels. However, once they are not registered as patients with skin diseases under investigation, the true figures become hidden.
These figures do not take into account the people who do not even realise that they have an illness as well as those who have not visited their doctor.
Therefore, the hidden number could be approx. 1 million people or more who are infected. With regard to this newer parasite, most people will remain infested, because at the time of writing, there is no real medical help.
People may think they have scabies, but if the condition persists more than 3 months or becomes a chronic condition then it cannot be scabies. Usually, scabies can be dealt with using quite simple methods. Therefore, the possibility of different parasites needs to be considered.
In reality, skin diseases are on the increase. The pattern can be assumed to be the same in other European countries such as Great Britain, France etc. In Italy there was a recent medical report from the University of Bologna "Il ritorno della scabbia".
This translates as "The Return of Scabies". This study explains that this once nearly extinct illness and others is now on the rise again.
See also list compiled by NIAID (National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases) Emerging and Re-Emerging Diseases 2006.
Since there are cases where patients state they have suffered for over 30 years with this illness, their suffering cannot be understated. No one would want to suffer the misery under which these people are living. This situation is also happening in other worldwide countries, not only in the USA, where similar chronic suffering is widely reported.
In the Far East, it is possible that infestation rates are even higher (lack of information flow). Looking world-wide, there could be as many as 10-20 million people who are infested. It is to be expected that many poor people in rural areas of the Far East will probably never be statistically seized correctly nor diagnosed correctly or treated effectively.
Many do not even know that they have these parasites. People may perhaps only be aware of annoying pustules which they believe are connected to sweating, so everything is completely normally for them, but how long?
3.5 billions = approx. 50 % of humans on earth are actually infected with different parasites.
Old schedule from Institute of infections/Germany, actually there may be today an increased value