Plum Island Not the Origin of Lyme Disease or HIV/AIDS

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A new book reveals that biological warfare against pest insects and public health measures are likely sources of many important illnesses of the past century.

New evidence points to mutated microbes, contaminated cell lines, and insect biowarfare as the origins of Lyme disease and possibly even HIV/AIDS. According to a new book by Wisconsin author PJ Langhoff, the controversial agent of Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb), first identified in 1981 by NIH scientists at Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Montana, is an aggregate organism with a mutated spirochete called a Leptospira at its core. Other pathogens stick to the main component like passengers on a bus to create a complex systemic illness called Lyme disease.

The new book comprehensively outlines the history and possible origins of important infections including Lyme and HIV/AIDS. Well-known scientists cultured the agent from a Lyme patient’s skin rash in 1981, named it, and then basically ignored its significance according to the new book. “This is not another Plum Island conspiracy theory book,” says Langhoff. “There does however appear to be a citrus microbe component to certain strains of the Lyme agent, and those fruits likely include apples, oranges, and yes, even plums. More directly, what has been applied to these and to other agricultural crops and to forests to combat insect pests over the past century and a half are the main issues as causative factors.”

Langhoff claims the evidence is supported by the nearly 4,500 scientific references cited in the new book, titled God Science: The Secret World of Rampant Genetics, Hidden Illness, and Biotech Profiteering, which took 6 years to research and write. The book intimately examines controversial illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis, Lyme disease, Polio, Influenza, and HIV/AIDS; describing a very different evolution for these illnesses than what has been historically reported. It also spotlights the history of genetic engineering, vaccines, agrochemicals, water fluoridation, nuclear development, the mining industry, and the role that each may have played in the creation of the modern diseases of our day.

Langhoff is also a Lyme patient who began her research into Lyme and other infectious diseases in 1992 when physicians failed to recognize her symptoms following the bite of a black-legged tick, Ixodes scapularis. Langhoff was repeatedly told by doctors that there was “no Lyme disease in Wisconsin” during a period when a Yale University scientist was studying ticks collected at military base Fort McCoy, about 2-1/2 hours north of Langhoff’s residence. That area of the state was known to be endemic for Lyme disease at the time, although that information did not make its way into the public sector.

“The evidence in this book also suggests that scientists in certain circles have for decades, been aware of the main components of the Lyme disease agent, and may have even been attempting to hide its origins. It seems clear there are some public health figures who have not been forthcoming with such information,” says Langhoff. “It is a shame that doctors and patients alike have been told repeatedly that a chronic form of the illness doesn’t exist when clearly the research proves otherwise.” Langhoff says a recent blood test by research scientists developing a new Lyme diagnostic tool revealed that she is still infected, even decades after her first tick bite and comprehensive treatments that included oral and IV medications. At one time Langhoff suffered paralysis on one side, and significant cognitive issues; and although improved, she remains disabled by Lyme.

Although textbook-like, Langhoff’s new book provides a complete history into important public health practices over the past 150 years, revealing a very different form of biological warfare that targets insects and not human beings, as the primary source of many of the modern illnesses of our day. “There are also components to the story that will not be well received by the establishment,” says Langhoff, “such as insect releases, agriculturally applied microbes, or problems with vaccines and contaminated cell lines, although the revelations in this book are very good news for the patient populations and for their treating physicians.”

PJ Langhoff’s previous book The Baker’s Dozen and the Lunatic Fringe, Has Junk Science Shifted the Lyme Disease Paradigm? contained research evidence that was part of the 2006 historic Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal’s anti-trust investigation into the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) medical guidelines for Lyme disease, which Blumenthal found contained “serious flaws” and “undisclosed financial interests.” An audio and ebook version of the new book will also be available soon.

Lyme disease and other infections are transmitted by ticks and other insects. May is Lyme disease awareness month in many areas of the United States and prevention is the best defense.

PJ Langhoff’s books are available at and More information about the book is available at

Contact: PJ Langhoff 920-349-3855

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