Michael Carroll wrote a book entitled "Lab 257" where he alleges that
investigations conducted at Plum Island have resulted in outbreaks of three
major infectious diseases. They are the Dutch Duck Plague, West Nile virus and
Lyme disease. Carroll asserts in his book many accusations which are counter to
the official government's position. Several other literary manuscripts which
freely borrow from the Plum Island mystic include Les Roberts novel entitled
"The Poison Plum" and one by Nelson DeMille entitled "Plum Island."