Lab 257, for many the birthplace of the U.S. Biological weapons program and for others, is an all-too-close proximity to Old Lyme, Conn. Old Lyme is the location of the first concentrated outbreak of Lyme disease in current times.
Michael C. Carroll raises many questions, including a possible Lyme disease connection, in his book, “Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government’s Secret Plum Island Germ Laboratory.”
From Wikipedia: “Lab 257 … has alleged a connection between Plum Island Animal Disease Center and the outbreaks of three infectious diseases: West Nile virus in 1999, Lyme disease in 1975, and Dutch duck plague in 1967.”
From Amazon: “Nestled near the Hamptons, the fashionable summer playground of America’s rich and famous, and in the shadow of New York City, lies an unimposing 840-acre island unidentified on most maps. On the few on which it can be found, Plum Island is marked red or yellow, and stamped U.S. government—restricted or dangerous animal diseases.
Though many people live the good life within a scant mile or two from its shores, few know the name of this pork chop–shaped island. Even fewer can say whether it is inhabited, or why it doesn’t exist on the map. That’s all about to change.”
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