Lamprey Disease

lamprey diseaseLamprey disease – is a fake disease and hoax that was spread in the internet in 2007. Several photos with damaged fingers and eyes have been distributed on various viral recourses. It was said that it is a real medical condition.

Snopes reported that these photographs are fakes and simply photoshop that combines damages fingers and eyes with mouth of Lamprey fish. While photos include mouths of this fish, the condition was named Lamprey disease. Lampreys (sometimes also called, inaccurately, lamprey eels) are any jawless fish of the order Petromyzontiformes, placed in the superclass Cyclostomata. The adult lamprey may be characterized by a toothed, funnel-like sucking mouth.They are parasites and live by clamping onto the sides of fish and chewing a hole into the side of the fish. They consume blood and body fluids from the fish.

[See also: Cotard’s delusion]