The book ”Lab 257” suggests that Bb is a an escaped man-made US military bio-warfare organism (just like myoplasma incognitus and HHV 6).
Other authors suggest that different subtypes of Borrelia which cause illness in humans, such as B. afzelii and B.garinii have probably existed longer than B.burgdorferi and occur naturally (1, 2) and have been with us for a long time, maybe centuries or more.
Neurologist Prof. J.Faust MD, PhD of the Albert-Ludwig University in Freiburg, Germany (3) related many neurological and psychiatric illnesses to spirochete infections as early as the 1960s. He was so skilled in his clinical knowledge that he could – only based on clinical neurological symptoms - accurately predict which valley in the Black Forest the infected patient was from! This clearly was a time before Bb - showing that non-syphilis spirochete infections were around earlier then the famous Bb outbreak in Connecticut in the mid seventies. It also makes a strong statement to the fact how easily these creatures may mutate and adapt to local conditions. It may however validate the findings published in “Lab 257”: Tuebingen, the place where German/US warfare spirochete expert Traub was continuing his spirochete experiments in the early 50s, is situated in the Black Forest also. Were these spirochetes genuine or have they escaped from a university laboratory?