Case No.: Three-Hundred and Sixteen
Type: Natural (Viral Infection)
Incubation Period (Before symptoms begin to show): 2 to 5 days
Infectiousness: Extremely Contagious
Transmissible time frame: Conception to death.
Treatment: None Known
Cure: None Known
Spread: Contact/Contamination with Fluids, airborne via cough/sneeze (Blood, Saliva, Semen, Urine, Faeces)
Origins: Central Africa, Possibly Namibia with the Himba tribe.
The Infection started in Namibia. A local tribe called the Himba were known for hunting and foraging the wilds of the area. Due to the lack of education and medical expertise, it started with a few people drinking from a stagnant pool of water. Over the next few days, they began to notice their behaviour becoming increasingly erratic. Between biting, growling and swinging at anyone who entered their home, the locals decided it was best to seclude those affected. They assumed they were afflicted by some sort of evil spirit and tried to cure them with herbal brews and ritualistic cleansing. Sadly, the people afflicted stopped responding and shortly after fell into a coma. Within twenty-four hours, they were declared dead, and their remains were burned. Their fluids were cleaned from their homes by means which didn’t do much to cleanse the viral infection. Anyone who came in contact with those surfaces or with the fluids soon fell victim to the infection themselves. Soon enough, local tourists began to report being attacked by “Bush People.” They complained they were viciously bitten, scratched and assaulted while on tours through the wilds.
Local authorities took to the area quickly, searching for those responsible. Those who were injured were sent to hospitals to be treated. While being taken care of, there were reports of coughing, sneezing, fluid-filled lungs and vomiting. The medical staff questioned the patients again, thinking perhaps there was some mistake. They thought maybe this could be a case of rabies and not of human bites. Still, the victims insisted they were attacked by human beings. Without a real diagnosis, most of those afflicted went without treatments aside from sedation to keep them from lashing out at their caregivers. After the virus seemed to spread quickly through the hospital, between staff and other patients, a quarantine was put into effect. The CDC was called, and information was given to the general public about symptoms to watch for: Coughing, sneezing, vomiting, aggression, sleeplessness, and pneumonia were all announced. Within hours more people flooded the hospitals, concerned they too were infected. Groups of which were apparently fine, but being paranoid for their well being and those of their children they insisted they be seen. Little did they know, they were only exposing themselves more.
After being “Cleared” for release, they were sent home. Within days, many more cases of the virus were popping up and being recorded worldwide. The CDC had a state of emergency on their hands, globally, between people travelling home to visit relatives to dock workers moving over the seas to deliver traded goods. Simply put, it took just over a month before it became a pandemic crisis. Places of densely packed populations became hot zones, and hospitals quickly became breeding grounds for the virus. People were warned not to come to the hospitals unless it was direly needed.
The US put their panic plan into effect. They began to lock down and evacuate all those proven to be without symptoms. There was a zone set up in Colorado. The area was secured by military personnel, and those who made it in were offered shelter, food, and medical assistance if needed. They were told they had to wait and keep quiet until more information was made public. Most other countries began to take note of the quarantine zone put up in the US and began to follow suit. Places like Nigeria, Finland, and Chernarus were the first to set up their placement and broadcast to locals via radio and television. England, Ireland, and Japan were close behind. Some of the zones weren’t secure enough and fell shortly after their initial set up.
Outside, the infection spread like wildfire. Entire countries began to fall as the virus moved from Epidemic to Pandemic in status.
Symptoms by Infection Type and Stage:
Please note: You may not notice/experience all symptoms and not all may manifest at once. Sometimes they may slowly creep in and other times it will take only hours. As with any disease or virus, it depends on individual immune systems and susceptibility to certain symptoms.
The infection takes 48+ hours to begin to show symptoms. Before the symptoms even manifest, the patient is still highly contagious. From manifestation of symptoms, they generally hit Stage 2 in one week’s time.
Type 1: Flu Class (Currently inactive)
May result in death via Fever causing brain and organ damage, internal bleeding caused by vomiting and/or dehydration.
No cases have been reported since this type left Namibia. That means Type 2 and 3 are now the only two stages remaining in the virus.
Type 2( Stage 1): Epidemic Stage (Active - 2 to 5 days after infection)
All from Type 1 plus the following:
- Uncontrollable fits
- Bloody discharge from orifices
- Oral/Ocular Petechiae (Broken blood vessels displaying red splotches on the skin)
- Strange bruising
Always results in Death or Stage 2 infection
Type 3 (Stage 2): Pandemic Stage (Active - 4 to 7 days after infection)
All from Stage 1 plus the following.
- Uncontrolled rage
- Unable to speak or understand/follow basic commands
- Physically aggressive and dangerous
- Extremely sensitive to external stimuli - Becomes Hyper-aggressive
- Vomiting blood
- Unresponsive to pain
Does not necessarily result in death, unless via outside means, such as Dehydration or Starvation.