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Anonymous Editing on Wikipedia Keeps Morgellons Sufferers in the Dark
Date:5/8/2013

Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 08, 2013

A series of important new studies provide evidence that Morgellons disease has an infectious origin which should be treatable. Yet, despite this good news, thousands of Morgellons sufferers seeking legitimate and current answers may not be reading up-to-date information.

For many Internet users Wikipedia is the first information source they will find on a given topic. Many people regard the site as being an unbiased, openly edited encyclopedia run largely by volunteers. It is viewed as a convenient resource for quick, easily understandable information and people do not question its reliability and accuracy. According to The Charles E. Holman Foundation (CEHF), what the public does not realize is that Wikipedia is posing as a genuine source of knowledge, the accuracy of their information is greatly lacking and it is vulnerable to manipulation through editing by anonymous special interest groups.

Morgellons disease is a debilitating, multisystem illness characterized by skin lesions that contain microscopic multicolored filaments. It has long been thought by mainstream medicine to be the result of self-mutilation and delusions of infestation. However, a recent series of studies have described ground-breaking DNA research linking Morgellons disease to the spirochetal bacteria, Borrelia, thus supporting an infectious etiology for the mystery malady. This research was to have brought new hope to thousands of people devastated by this illness.

For many, this hope will go unnoticed. Efforts by registered users to update Wikipedia with this important new evidence have failed. According to The CEHF an anonymous editor who goes by the name of Yobol quickly removes all new information, sometimes within minutes of the edit. The new information comes from studies
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