The CDC gets involved... to kill further research!
Because of the publicity that the Morgellons Research Foundation attracted, certain politicians decided that it was politically valuable to at least appear sympathetic to this cause. In early 2008 the Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced that it was going to conduct an in-depth study of the disease through their association with the Kaiser Permanente Hospital in California. Kaiser was chosen, according to the CDC, because of the large population of California residents that claimed to suffer from the symptoms.
At first there was a sigh of relief, thinking that the full weight and knowledge of a government agency would be focused on this disease. But that was soon shattered.
When details of the announcement were revealed it was learned that the total budget for this study was just $300,000! Hardly enough to pay the annual salary for laboratory staff. Further, it was revealed that Kaiser had already been treating Morgellons patients but had given them the diagnosis of Delusional Parasitosis. Kaiser was already biased and not the best choice to investigate a disease already plagued by misdiagnoses.
Further proof that the study was a shill came when the CDC posted a page on their official website devoted to the study (see www.cdc.gov/unexplaineddermopathy/). After two years of questionable research the CDC states that they have learned virtually nothing about the cause, whether or not it is contagious, whether or not it is a new disease or how to treat it. Further, in their FAQ (Frequently Asled Questions) section they politely refuse to accept any specimens, referrals or information from Morgellons researchers or victims!
One can only imagine that the $300,000 has already been spent -- perhaps on the website -- and no report of any kind has emerged. Matters are even worse because the head of the CDC has resigned and the new head of the agency has shown no interest in Morgellons.
As anyone close to politics knows, the best way to kill any project is to assign it for study and then underfund it. This is blatantly what has happened with Morgellons. But why would a government agency with a charter to prevent the outbreak and spread of disease want to stop research of a horrible disease that effects tens of thousands of US citizens? Could it have something to do with those fibers that were fluorescent? The ones that obviously came from an organism that had been trans-genetically tagged?
Chromobacterium violaceum -- "Bio-Weapon"?
Remember those white fuzzy filaments that Morgellons victims often harvest from the surface of their skin lesions? One of the tagged proteins that were fluorescent was identified as belonging to Chromobacterium Violaceum, an interesting bacteria found in the water and soil of sub-tropical regions that produces an anti-oxidant called violacein. This chemical has been getting lots of attention in modern medicine and may be the clue to many deadly infections that resist the body's immune system and antibiotics. It may also play a key role in understanding why Morgellons currently has no cure.
The human immune system is made up of many different types of cells. One vital cell, the phagocyte is a white blood cell that protects the body by attacking and ingesting harmful foreign particles, bacteria, and dead or dying cells. They are essential for fighting infections. One litre of human blood contains about six billion phagocytes.
Phagocytes swim throughout the body, much like amoebae. They are attracted to certain locations because of the presence of bacteria which release certain chemicals that they can sense. They are also attracted by the presence of other phagocytes and muster together to fight infection. They usually kill bacteria by attacking their cell membranes and oxidizing them.
Marine amoebae in nature eat bacteria much like phagocytes. In fact, it is thought that amoebae and phagocytes have a common evolutionary origin. It's usually a one-on-one battle with the amoeba being the victor and the bacteria being the dinner. But occasionally, bacteria do something very clever -- the mass together and form a bio-film that repels and kills their predators.
The tactic is a little like a school of fish where each individual fish is protected from attack by being surrounded by others of its kind. The bacteria huddle together in the biofilm and thus prevent the amoebae from destroying their cell walls. But with some marine bacteria this biofilm does more than just protect -- it kills the attacker.
The bacteria utilise a chemical weapon to achieve this. The molecule used by marine bacteria is the pigment violacein. Marine biologists have observed this in action. Once the defence system is ready, the biofilm shimmers a soft purple colour because of the violacein. If the attackers consume just a single cell of the biofilm -- and the violacein -- this paralyses the attackers momentarily and the violacein triggers a suicide mechanism in the amoebae.
Scientists at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig have now identified violacein as one of the fundamental mechanisms used by the bacteria in biofilms to protect themselves against the attacking phagocytes in the human body. Like the marine organisms, the presence of violacein is deadly to the human immune system and prevents it from clearing infections from the body.
Since Chromobacterium Violaceum, which produces violacein, has been found in Morgellons skin lesions, along with the biofilm, it seems a no-brainer that this is why Morgellons Disease resists healing and, in fact, spreads so rapidly.
Don't forget that the proteins of Chromobacterium Violaceum were apparently tagged to fluoresce by some trans-genetic laboratory. The complete genome of this bacterium was published in 2003. This implies that they were intentionally included in this witches brew!
Vitaly Citovsky is a professor of molecular and cell biology at Stony Brook University in New York (SUNY). He is a world authority on the genetic modification of cells by Agrobacterium, a soil bacterium widely used in creating genetically modified (GM) plants since the 1980s. Agrobacterium has the ability to invade a plant and then insert a large amount of its own DNA sequence to growing cells in the plant which cause it to grow a tumor (called crown gall disease) which then produces nutrition for the bacteria to grow and proliferate.
When plants are being genetically modified (corn for example), agrobacterium is manipulated to contain the new genes (maybe to withstand some pest or fungus) and then is allowed to infect a healthy specimen where these genes will be incorporated in the plants DNA. The seeds of this infected plant will contain the new genetic information. Growing a plant from the seeds will result in a genetically "new" plant. But exactly the same process can occur when agrobacterium infects a human cell.
Imagine splicing plant or virus DNA in the cells of your skin, or liver, kidneys or brain. What would the results be like? Does this happen in Morgellons victims? Vitaly Citovsky conducted a study:
Skin biopsy samples from Morgellons patients were subjected to high-stringency polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests for genes encoded by the Agrobacterium chromosome and also for Agrobacterium virulence (vir) genes and T-DNA on its Ti plasmid. They found that "all Morgellons patients screened to date have tested positive for the presence of Agrobacterium, whereas this microorganism has not been detected in any of the samples derived from the control, healthy individuals." Their preliminary conclusion is that "Agrobacterium may be involved in the etiology and/or progression" of Morgellons Disease.
In short, Agrobacterium was found to transfer T-DNA into the chromosomes of human cells.
The association of Morgellons Disease with dirt and soil where Agrobacterium lives, the widespread use of Agrobacterium in genetic engineering of plants, and the ability of Agrobacterium to infect human cells, all point towards a possible role of genetic engineering in the aetiology of Morgellans disease via Agrobacterium.
Connecting the dots
Let's summarize what we have learned about the Morgellons laboratory findings.
We have seen that there are fluorescent properties in some of the fibers and that these fluorescent substances contain proteins from some highly unusual and non-human organisms. It is ironic (or maybe not) that almost all of these exotic organisms have had their entire genomes studied and published. This would be essential for any serious trans-genetic manipulation. Indeed, these fluorescent proteins suggest that the organisms that produced them were genetically manipulated and tagged in some laboratory, for what purpose we do not know. The proteins come from some pretty nasty things, including organisms that make biofilms and violacein -- both which disable the human immune system, cause East Coast Fever and can insert random genes in our human cells!
We see further evidence that Morgellons victims test positive for Agrobacterium, a unique bacteria that is widely used to genetically modify plants and which can genetically modify human cells. Again there is the suggestion that a laboratory was involved in the origins of this substance.
Whether it is by design or by accident, it is apparent that Morgellons Disease was man made. The reluctance of the CDC to take an active role in investigating this outbreak further suggests that, on some level, the government -- or some highly influential corporation -- is culpable.
Meanwhile people are suffering, committing suicide and spreading the disease to family members and their neighbors. There is no known cure and the disease eventually causes physical and mental disabilities.
The most affected regions are California, Texas and Florida. Despite the suggestion that victims seem to have worked with soil or gardening (and must have come in contact with Agrobacterium that way), the two major occupations of Morgellons victims are nurses and teachers. Urban areas have more cases than rural areas. There have been confirmed cases in cats, dogs and horses. By all parameters, Morgellons is already pandemic.
Yet the CDC is silent. No study, no report, no excuse. Just silence.
DANGER- ALERT! I received an e-mail from a reader who informed me that a woman named Nancy Burson appears to be selling a product called "Extra Celestial" Water on her website: www.nancyburson.com. We're not sure what this water contains but there is a description of "crystals" and "extra celestial" DNA that has been found in Nancy's body fluids. She shows photographs of these artifacts here -- www.nancyburson.com/pages/crystal.html and makes reference to Morgellons Disease.
We certainly hope that she is not selling any substance which has been in contact with her body or bodily fluids and we caution anyone who should ingest or apply this "water" for fear that it might contain Morgellons cells or products.
Further, the water is being sold (some vials cost $125 USD) as an ingested cure for a variety of illnesses and conditions. This should be investigated by the US FDA since any claims of this sort constitute a drug and come under their regulation.
We'll keep you posted on this. The last thing we need is to spread Morgellons.
Notes and references for further study:
Harvey, W., Bransfield,R., Mercer, D., et ali, "Morgellons disease, illuminating an undefined illness: a case series" J Med Case Reports. 2009; 3: 8243. Published online 2009 July 1, -- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2737752/
Lacroix B, Kozlovsky SV, Citovsky V., :"Recent patents on agrobacterium-mediated gene and protein transfer, for research and biotechnology." -- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19075947
Smith,Robert F., "Lab Work on Fiber- July 28, 2006," -- http://www.cherokeechas.com/rSmith02.htm
Carnicom,Clifford E, "MORGELLONS: FIRST OBSERVATIONS", -- http://www.morgellonsexposed.com/FirstObservations.htm
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins ,"Agrobacterium & Morgellons Disease, A GM Connection? Preliminary findings suggest a link between Morgellons Disease and Agrobacterium, a soil bacterium extensively manipulated and used in making GM crops; has genetic engineering created a new epidemic?" SIS Report 28/04/08, -- http://www.i-sis.org.uk/agrobacteriumAndMorgellons.php
Project FFM, -- http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/ciencia_morgellons01.htm#PHASE%20IA%20%C2%AD%20Initial%20Examination%20of%20Several%20Dozen%20Samples
Charles E. Holman Foundation, "A Source For Morgellons Disease Information", -- http://www.cherokeechas.com/index.htm
"Guide to Biotechnology 2007" Biotechnology in Industry Org, -- http://www.bio.org/speeches/pubs/er/BiotechGuide.pdf
"Bacteria Fight Back: Biofilms Use Chemical Weapons To Neutralize Or Kill Attacking A", ScienceDaily (July 25, 2008), -- http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/07/080723094848.htm
Looks to Breed Immortal 'Synthetic Organisms,' Molecular Kill-Switch Included, Wired, Feb 05 2010, source -- http://www.darpa.mil/Docs/FY2011PresBudget28Jan10%20Final.pdf
Department of Defense Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 President's Budget, Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency,linking to -- http://www.darpa.mil/Docs/FY2011PresBudget28Jan10%20Final.pdf
Genes Involved in Matrix Formation in Chromobacterium violaceum Biofilm, -- http://www.geg.ufsc.br/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=41
Regarding Morgellons Disease: Sometime within the last 4 years, I saw a documentary either on PBS or more likely the History Channel, which I think was about modern, science-fiction-like military weapons, which contained a segment where they were using genetically engineered goats to produce fibers in their milk, that I think were then used to create body armor for soldiers.
Thanks for posting the article on this horrible disease... I am infected, probably have been for several years but didn't know it. I have been diagnosed as ADD, bi-polar, and tagged with all types of strange tags. I just want to feel normal, I just want the cricket orgy in my ears to stop, I just want the numerous floaters in my eyes to leave, I just want to regain some type of cognitive function in my life.
I am mad that this has happened.. I know that this comes from the sky. I used to be extremely intelligent.. genius IQ, the whole deal... Now I can't find my car keys most days, IF I feel like I can leave the house. I sat out some bowls and collected rain water the weeks that we had incredible airborne activity and lots of suspicious emissions.. Guess what? The stuff in the rain water is the EXACT same stuff that I pull out of my fingers every day. Go figure.
My dermatologist wrote me a prescription for a sedative. He actually mailed me back my co-pay -- you see, that relieves him of any liability should anything happen.. like I stick a gun in my mouth or something. He doesn't know me very well because I am planning on sticking around at least until all this comes out -- WHO designed it, WHO produced it, and WHO is spraying it.
Sorry to ramble -- It's either type or scratch the itches until they bleed..again Terry
I have used aloe vera 'Forever Living Products' for many years. It has cleared up ulcers in my family members and dog both in and outside the body. It has recently helped clear a wart virus. It is anti bacterial, anti fungal and is a natural product. The afore mentioned products are the strongest after stabilisation and they sell an activator which I have used in ears, eyes up the nose etc. Why not try something like this? Sometimes the simple natural things work the best!!!
Your report was incredible. It is just like the government, to block further investigation of something like this! Pressure needs to be put on the CDC. This is a crime.
I do not have the disease, but I have other disorders that are difficult to deal with. I also deal with other issues that the government is blocking or ignoring. My main issue is the BLM's decimation of America's wild horses. I voted for Obama. I may never vote again! That's my feeling right now. Never thought I'd say that.
Thank you for the fascinating information! It was on Lloyd Pye's website.
Judith L. Chase
Thanks for the amazing read. I think I have just discovered what I've had since I was a teenager and had no idea it existed. Just remember pulling what appered to bushes of hair out of my face thinking that's not right but no Dr could or even wanted to explain it. I even pulled what I thought was a 10" long hair out of what is now a big nasty scar on my left cheek. I currently have another sore/leison on my right cheek that seems resistant to antibiotic treatment but that's all the Dr wants to give me for it. At least now I have a starting point to try and figure out what this is all about.
Been reading your site for quite a while now and would have to say it's one of the most valuble sources of none tainted information.
After reading your article I saw the notice at the bottom of the page and checked the "water" site out. Yes, it certainly does sound like the water is contaminated with Morgellons cells, debris, exudate. What a terrible thing to do! Let's hope the authorities can do a batter job of stopping this than they did investigating the disease.
I'm just a truck driver but I can understand your story on this Morgellons. But why would anyone make this stuff? Is it for money? If so, how do they get money? Or are they just evil people somewhere. You never explained why they would do this.
We tried to get rense.com to post a link to this very important revelation abou Morgellons Disease but they totally ignored our request. We have been told that they won't promote a story on viewzone because of their feud with Geoge Noory (who took over from Art Bell). Apparently Noory once mentioned viewzone on his show. Wow. It's come to this finally -- politics on the "truth" web sites! Whatever happened to caring about the information getting to the people? A sad day for rense.com...
Right on the money about rense.com. I mean they don't even have a section for Morgellons anymore. Whats up with that? Just lots of stories about Jews and the Illuminati. Too bad. I don't visit the site much any more. The Morgellons story needs to be read by everyone who is suffering from this disease. I have suffered for over a year and can't get any doctors to even look at the outbreaks. They usually give me antibiotics or some ointment and it hasn't helped. If I go to another doctor they ask if I have been treated before. When I say yes they then think I am a psychiatric case. If this was man made then the government needs to do something about it.
Thanks for the well researched article. I hope it will make some people ask their elected officials to put more money in to research.
I just can't imagine who would make this kind of disease in a laboratory and for what reason. I hope in my heart that this is not the case. What kind of sick world has this become? God help us.
I think I must have morgellons disease. This has been going on with me since the early 1990's. The only thing is, I do not have much of a lesion problem--just the occasional slow-to-heal sore now and then. I think that may be because I stopped scratching myself as soon as I suspected there was some parasitic cause to my discomfort.
However, I always have that feeling of bugs crawling under my skin and in my ears, nose...everywhere. I started trying to figure this out myself with what tools I could afford to buy and with a jeweler's loop and clear glass containers, I have seen the color fibers and the clear ones and on occasion, have observed some movement when they're in water.
I would really appreciate being able to communicate with some other people who have this problem. I have so many questions and ideas about it, having dealt with it alone for such a long time. Is there a message board or any kind of list going on now about this?
Thank you very much for the information on Viewzone. Finally I've found I'm not the only one!