So I was thumbing through a bookcase at someone’s house today and they had a book I have been wanting to read: “Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government’s Secret Plum Island Germ Laboratory”. Well, for all of those with Lyme disease, this is a MUST read! Whoa – I started reading it and can’t put it down.
If you didn’t know, there is a tiny island off the coast of NY called Plum Isalnd – right by the Hamptons (where Lyme disease was first diagnosed) – that houses some of the deadliest germs in the world. In the book, the author, through declassified government documents, legions of in-depth interviews, and access to Plum Island itself, reveals the connections between the island, Lyme disease, and virus outbreaks, biological meltdowns, and the deadly 1999 West Nile Virus.