As I'm sitting here typing this message I'm swatting or wiping away at my body from the crawling, biting, itching sensations. One topic that I haven't seen much about anywhere is how contagious is this disease? I run a daycare and have had to call everyone and tell them not to bring their children this past week. My partner has been home from work all week as well. We both began exhibiting the rare and unusual symptons 7 days ago(thread-like fibers, small nit-like balls, black specks,...etc. We have been to the doctor twice this week and are currently being treated for scabies with acticin and an anti-biotic if it happens to be something else. The doctors don't really want to listen to us when we explain the symptons. We both have registered our symptons with the Morgellons Research Institute and have done an enormous amount of research on the internet. We are trying to piece together as much information as possible so that we can let the closest people to us know what is going on (our children). We are afraid to go anywhere in fear of infecting anyone else and under no means can anyone come inside this house right now. I read where you talk about your boyfriend, did he get the disease as well? Any help you can give us would be greatly appreciated.