I have been in contact with PHDs at universities across the U.S. in efforts to identify the two seeming major components of what presents as, "morgellons," for so many, indicated by photo microscopy.
None could identify them.
One was a specialist concerning Chagas.
She went south of the border and did the testing herself.
Then tested Triatoma here in the states.
Those tested in Louisiana presented a higher incidence of Chagas, a higher pecentage of infected bugs, than those tested south of the border in that run.
Some of the housing south of the border allows them in and to make a home in some poorer areas.
Hence higher known infection rates.
Here in the states houses are generally more secure, hence a smaller seeming level of infection, historically (though with today's focus, with actually looking for it, those numbers are much more than what they once were).
At least, that was one conclusion drawn at that time.
At my house I've seen them near windows and doors.
Would probably like to get in.
I did find one, a smaller, younger one, on the t-shirt I was wearing, chest, inside my home.
One of our bathrooms has a crank window.
There was a small split in the screen for the crank handle that could easily enough allow for access.
I plug that now.
How many heart failures might have been, may be, actually attributable to the end result of a chronic Chagas infection I would have no way of telling.
It didn't make the newspapers in years past.
It is a good thing for more light to be shown on Chagas, and the discovery of the numbers of infected here in the U.S., with those numbers climbing.
Maybe Strongyloides Stercoralis, which is also endemic in my area, will someday get more attention.
And then, one day, perhaps what presents as Morgellons.
Steps in the right direction with the emphasis presently on Chagas.