Morgellons UK Campaign

Raising awareness to the public and professionals about an emerging disease


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Most doctors in the UK are not aware that Morgellons Disease exists. Therefore, most of the general public is not aware either.

What can I do?

1) Tell people about Morgellons Disease and our UK Campaign at: www.morgellonsuk.org.uk

2) Print and distribute leaflets:

Morgellons UK Information leaflet Side 1 PDF 80kb80kb Side 2 PDF 126kb126kb
 
Morgellons Research Foundation leaflet Side 1 PDF 54kb54kb Side 2 PDF 78kb78kb

3) Write emails and letters: Contact addresses and Emails

 

UK Government position as of August 2008:

Extract: "the UK Government's plan for addressing this condition, is to investigate the symptoms of each person who suffers from this condition on an individual basis. The symptoms associated with this rare condition are wide ranging and non-specific and it is important that individuals are thoroughly assessed in the first instance by their GP, and any treatment tailored to their individual needs."

(Dr Ailsa Wight Head, Infectious Disease and Blood Policy Branch, on behalf of the Chief Medical Officer, Sir Liam Donaldson).

In the meantime, everyday people are being affected by this disease, but are not able to access the help and support they so deperately need.

 

Media coverage in the UK

Daily Mail online, 3rd April, 2015
Joni Mitchell's mystery illness revealed:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3024635/Joni-Mitchell-s-mystery-aliment-Morgellons-disease-seen-experts-mental-illness-sufferers-say-colorful-fibers-grow-skin-feel-bugs-crawling-them.html

Southern Daily Echo newspaper, 29th January, 2013
'I think I've got insects crawling under my skin'
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/features/living/10191512.I_think_I_ve_got_insects_crawling_under_my_skin/?ref=mr

The Sun newspaper, 12th July, 2012 (ME magazine supplement)
'I had tiny fibres coming out of my feet and fingers' PDF

Mail on Sunday, 5th February, 2012
'I am not mad, Morgellons IS real': Thousands claim to suffer from the agonising skin condition but doctors say it is psychological
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2096439/Morgellons-IS-real-Thousands-claim-suffer-agonising-skin-condition-doctors-claim-psychological.html

The Irish Examiner, Friday 12th August, 2011
My Mysterious Itch
http://www.irishexaminer.com/feelgood/archive/2011-08-12.pdf

The Telegraph, Monday 11th July, 2011
Morgellons Disease continues to defeat scientists
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/8626767/Morgellons-Disease-continues-to-defeat-scientists.html

The Guardian, Saturday 7th May, 2011
Morgellons: A hidden epidemic or mass hysteria?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/may/07/morgellons-mysterious-illness

The Independent, Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Unusual illnesses: Curiouser and curiouser
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/unusual-illnesses-curiouser-and-curiouser-2084669.html

Guardian, 23rd April, 2010
Bob Dylan is 'a plagiarist', claims Joni Mitchell
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/apr/23/bob-dylan-joni-mitchell

The Times, March 17, 2010
Why Too Poor for Posh School made me weep
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/sathnam_sanghera/article7064269.ece?openComment=true

The New Scientist, 2nd September, 2009
13 more things: Morgellons disease
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20327246.400-13-more-things-morgellons-disease.html

London Metro, 12 November 2007
Misery of Itch and Scratch
http://www.morgellons-uk.net/pdf/metro.pdf

Daily Mail, 18 September 2007
Is this a disease or an episode of the X Files?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-482408/Is-disease-episode-X-Files.html

The Times, August 12, 2006
Morgellons attack!
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article1084223.ece

The Times, 19th May, 2006
All in the head?
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/article721795.ece

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Media coverage logged by Morgellons Research Foundation, USA

Page updated: 3rd April 2015