Press

2019

Morgellons Press

Press Releases by Year
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
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
2007
  • CBS 11 – Dallas, TX – August 6, 2007
  • KGW TVSharing the Nightmare – May 21, 2007
  • KGW TVNightmare 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 – em>’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, CAMorgellons 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
2012
2011
2010
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
2005
  • Skin Lesions and Crawling Sensations: Disease or DelusionGinger Savely, FNP-C
    and Mary M. Leitao. Advance For Nurse Practitioners. May 2005.

Newspapers, Magazines, Radio Webcasts

2016
2015
2013 & 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 school’ Made Me Weep
2009
2008
  • SELF Magazine – September, 2008
    Morgellons Mystery
  • Newsday – January 28, 2008 New Skin Disorder Drawing Attention- Delthia Ricks
  • North County Times – January 26, 2008U.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, 2008Health Officials Probe Unexplained Skin Ailment – Will Dunham
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
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
2005
  • Popular Mechanics – June, 2005Morgellons Disease Baffles Patients and Doctors
  • Contra Costa County Times – March 14, 2005

Radio Interviews, Webcasts and Other Audio Files

2014

One Radio Network – September 2014
Marianne Middelveen Morgellons Disease On the THE MORNING SHOW with Patrick Timpone Marianne Middelveen, microbiologist and a medical mycologist, discusses the medical understanding of Morgellons disease.Learn More.

2012
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005