I am not a sufferer YET, but I imagine it will spread (only a matter of time, most likely). There have been reports of bedbugs here in the U.S. in hotels and residences. I haven't heard of any follow up on those problems (might be hushed up). There is probably no reason to rule out the possibility that this is a result of common bedbugs. It would be reasonable to think doctors don't want to publicize a failure to stop a crisis and health officials would also want to cover it up in order to prevent panic in schools and public places wherever people gather. Have you had any reports of bed bug infestations?