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Did Lyme disease originate out of Plum Island?

Was Plum Island the Garden of Eden for Lyme Disease

The book of Genesis, beginnings, places human origin in the Garden of Eden. Some observers believe Lyme disease may have originated on Plum Island.

Plum Island, off the tip of New York’s Long Island, was opened in 1954 with the stated intent of protecting American livestock from animal diseases such as hoof-and-mouth disease.

Labeled on their website as a Level 3 facility dedicated to working with the most dangerous animal diseases globally, Plum Island is the sole place in America where hoof-and-mouth disease, Rinderpest, and African swine fever can be studied.

Some observers believe Plum Island was established under “Project Paperclip,” a classified U.S. government program which brought Nazi scientists to America. One of the former Nazi’s brought to the U.S. was Werner von Braun, the rocket scientist who helped beat Russia in the space race. Von Braun though did not participate in the Plum Island Project.

One Nazi who probably did was Dr. Erich Traub. Traub, a medical doctor, had been the director of the Third Reich’s virological and bacteriological warfare program during WWII.

Documentation exists about the Nazis germ warfare work once they came to America. They experimented with poison ticks dropped from planes to determine if ticks, carrying Lyme Disease, were a viable method for biological warfare. Plum Island is within miles of the spot where Lyme Disease began: Lyme, Connecticut.

What Is ‘Lyme Disease‘?

Often confused with multiple sclerosis, neurological Lym disease might be localized as numbing and tingling as well as produce muscle weakness, brain ‘fog,’ and odd allergies due to immune system problems in addition to nerve impairment.

Twenty-five years ago, physicians trying to diagnose Lyme disease also considered chronic fatigue syndrome and lupus.

BioWarfare Agent?

American authorities denied for years that Lyme disease was being considered as a possible agent for biowarfare. However, when the CDC opened Margaret Batts Tobin Laboratory in Texas, the agency announced the facility would only be used to “study” diseases it labeled as “potential bioterrorism agents.” The list included anthrax, cholera and Lyme disease.

The Plum Island Animal Disease Center of New York is graded at BSL-3. The center for bioterrorism research is currently at Fort Detrick which is home to the National Interagency Biodefense Campus and graded BSL-4.

Any Prior Experiments?

Yes. Researchers have accomplished multiple studies with tick-borne diseases, and the results are available online. The extensive list includes:

“African swine fever virus multigene family 360 genes affect virus replication and generalization of infection in Ornithodoros precious ticks.”

“Heartwater disease of domestic and wild ruminants.”

“Experimental transmission of African swine fever virus by the tick Ornithodoros (Alectorobius) puertoricensis (Acari: Argasidae).”

Although none of this is definite proof of Lyme disease’s origin, the disease-infected ticks were present. Regardless, there are still questions in need of answers. Based on the answers, a deeper investigation may be justified.