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PLUM ISLAND & LYME DISEASE

 

It’s not your dog or Lyme vaccine you should worry about. Lyme disease infects humans, and the relocation of the Plum Island biological research center affects YOU.

 

January 4, 2011 | TheDogPress.com

Barbara J. Andrews, Editor-In-Chief

 

If you suffer unresolved arthritis-like symptoms, your vet insists on giving Lyme vaccine to your dog, or your doctor is urging you to get the flu vaccine, keep reading and WATCH THE VIDEO at the end of this information.

 

Lyme disease infections are uncommon in naturally exposed dogs but pharmaceutical hype turned it into a gold mine as evidenced by one vaccine company accusing another of releasing a Lyme vaccine “before there had been a case of Lyme reported in the canine.”  That published comment would be dismissed as sour grapes unless one understands the purpose of the Plum Island biotech center.

The August 6, 2002 Journal of Degenerative Diseases revealed [1] The former War Dept. research lab known as Plum Island, currently an “animal research lab,” as the source of Lyme Disease, [2] Lyme disease contains a mycoplasma which is the “same pathogen (mycoplasma fermentens) found in Gulf War Illness, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue patients.” [3] a university-based effort to discourage doctors from diagnosis and treatment for chronic Lyme Disease and [4] to thwart insurance coverage for extended antibiotic therapy, and finally [5] that the most Lyme-endemic area in the country had only a handful of doctors who would treat chronic Lyme disease patients.

 

PLUM ISLAND "ANIMAL DISEASE" & LYME DISEASEPlum Island sits in Long Island Sound, one end pointing toward the Connecticut coast and the other toward Long Island's North Fork. By ferry, it is over an hour from either shore. An old lighthouse seems to invite tourists but no outsiders are allowed on the secured facility.

The nefarious history of Plum Island began after World War II when Erich Traub, a German biological warfare expert joined the team.  Our government learned of the German penchant for bio-weapons technology through defectors.  Significantly, Traub had operated a germ warfare lab on an island in the Baltic Sea.

Either the U.S. Army knew nothing about migratory patterns or, as is more logical, Army researchers knew exactly what they were doing.  Plum Island is on the Atlantic flyway that runs from the Florida coast up the eastern seaboard to Greenland.  A million birds rest on the island before flying on to the Connecticut River estuaries in Lyme.  It is possible but doubtful that the Army also overlooked the fact that deer regularly swim between the island and the mainland.  In fact, Plum Island researchers believe the deer and birds were recognized as vehicles for distributive test.

Thus Plum Island's biological research ramped up with or without regard for the collateral damage that followed. Yankee Magazine, under the Freedom of Information Act, revealed Plum Island's work included “virus outbreaks, biological meltdowns, infected workers, contaminated raw waste flushed into the Sound ... and experimental tick colonies, bred for research on vector-borne diseases.”

Whether or not infected ticks were deliberately released into surrounding communities is pure speculation but most certainly, genetically engineered vector ticks from Plum Island infected the human population.

 

We were advised to make this article available only to Insider Subscribers.  It does contain some sensitive material such as The Case For Bio-Weapons, news that Foot and Mouth is on the move, and the necessary evil that is Biological (Germ) Warfare. Those who don't melt in the face of fact will continue reading and that's why TheDogPress staff insisted that this information should be free to everyone. 

 

So we found a sponsor who shares our concerns about the plethora of vaccines with which our pets are bombarded.  You will be asked to turn the page and watch the video there, but first, we thought you'd like to know how Lyme disease was created.  You might begin to wonder why Lyme vaccine was then created - and why the vaccine was withdrawn from human medicine...

 

HISTORY OF LYME DISEASE

The mysterious disease first appeared in 1970 in the small town of Lyme, CT from which it gets its name.   In 1975 Dr. Allen Steere became the first to diagnose, treat, and characterize Lyme disease after a mysterious outbreak of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in and around Lyme, Connecticut.

Lyme Disease research center Plum IslandIn 1977, the Connecticut department of health reported that “Lyme arthritis” was transmitted by the Ixodes scapularis (black-legged) tick.  In 1982 the etiologic agent of Lyme disease was conclusively identified as spirochetes belonging to the genus Borrelia burgdorferi residing in ticks.  The Arthritis Foundation released warning brochures. By 1987 Lyme disease was designated a reportable disease.  Federal funding for Lyme disease surveillance and research was established in 1991 and the first Lyme disease vaccine was released in 1997.

In 1998, Lyme disease became laboratory reportable when a study to determine the efficacy of the vaccine was initiated.  Four years later, the CT Department of HHS shows the manufacturer withdrew the vaccine from the market and the Lyme vaccine efficacy study ended.  The CDC states the vaccine “was discontinued by the manufacturer in 2002, citing low demand. People who were previously vaccinated with the LD vaccine are no longer protected.”

Canine Lyme vaccine is however in demand, pushed by the pharmaceutical industry.  As the disease is rare in the canine but does infect humans (if properly diagnosed), this is puzzling.  Either Lyme vaccines work or they do not.  The stated reason for withdrawing the human Lyme vaccine should be weighed against this medical fact; Lyme disease is the most prevalent human tick-borne illness in the United States.

 

Take a minute to review the footnotes, then get much more info to help you decide whether to give your dog Lyme disease vaccine.  And if you watch the video and are turned off, well don't blame us, blame it on Plum Island!

[1] In 1897, the War Department owned Plum Island, known then as Fort Terry. In 1954 the Army officially transferred Fort Terry over to the USDA to be used as an animal disease laboratory.  This coincided with the Plum Island facility request for $75 million dollars to “upgrade the facility to a bio-level 4 status for the express purpose of reinstating biowarfare research.”

[2]
Army records show “60% of chronic Lyme patients are co-infected with several strains of mycoplasma, the most common one being "mycoplasma fermentens" which was patented in 1993 by the U.S. Army and army pathologist Dr. Lo.”  Lo, Shyh-Ching-Pathogenic mycoplasma-U.S. Patent 5,242,820 issued Sept. 7, 1993.  Many Lyme disease and Gulf war patients are infected with the genetically engineered organism (mycoplasma fermentens) thus Lyme and Gulf War disease symptoms are almost identical.  Doxycycline is the drug of choice for both diseases.

[3]
Quoting one unclassified report, “Yale University contends that 3 to 4 weeks of antibiotics is sufficient treatment protocol.  If a patient is still sick after 31 days of treatment for Lyme disease, Yale converts diagnosis to that of an autoimmune problem, specifically “Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, depression or "antibiotic seeking behavior".

[4]
Regarding insurance costs, another report points out that denial of long term antibiotic treatment and/or insurance coverage is illogical because “patients who are refused antibiotics and are told they have an autoimmune disease … go from doctor to doctor and many end up receiving almost every medical test known to man, including MRIs, X-Rays, tilt table tests, Spect Scans, and antidepressant medications...” the cost of which become astronomical.

[5]
Dr. Joseph Burrascano became nationally known for his research on Lyme disease and for his 1993 testimony before a Senate Committee Hearing on Lyme disease.  Possibly referring to Yale, he described “a core group of university-based Lyme Disease researchers whose opinions carry a great deal of weight” and who “act unscientifically and unethically” adhering to “outdated, self-serving views”.  Dr. Burrascano continued “They exert strong ethically questionable influence on medical journals, which enables them to publish and promote articles that are badly flawed.”

Risking his career, Dr. Burrascano also said "Following the lead of this group of physicians, a few state health departments have begun to investigate, in a very threatening way, physicians who have more open minded views on Lyme Disease diagnoses and treatment than they do. Indeed, I must confess that I feel I am taking a large risk here today by publically stating these views, for fear that I may suffer some negative repercussions, despite the fact that many hundreds of physicians all over the world agree with what I am saying here. Because of this bias by this inner circle, Lyme Disease is both under diagnosed and under treated, to the great detriment of many of our fellow citizens."

 

He characterized Lyme as a “political disease" and indeed, he was made an example, charged with professional misconduct.  It took seven years before he was finally exonerated and during that long ordeal, Dr. Burrascano’s case was watched surreptitiously but carefully by the medical community.  It is therefore no surprise that most physicians resort to referrals or differential diagnosis when patients present with red-flag illnesses such as Chronic Fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Gulf war Illness - and Lyme disease.

 

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