Virally-Induced Toxic Allergy Syndrome, most commonly known as the acronym VITAS, is a highly-lethal, highly-communicable airborne virus. Two strains of VITAS rampaged across the world in the first quarter of the 21st century, killing billions from initial exposure and subsequent secondary infections. In many ways, VITAS set the stage for the fall of the old powers and the rise of the new powers prior to the coming of the Sixth World.
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VITAS zaczyna być widoczna 12 godzin od zarażenia. Po inkubacji, pierwsze symptomy to gorączka, dreszcze i wymioty. Jeśli nie zostanie powstrzymana, VITAS prowadzi do szoku anafilaktycznego, co wiąże się z podniesieniem poziomu histaminy na co organizm reaguje anafiprogress into anaphylactic shock, with an increase in histamine levels causing bronchospasms and vasodilation. Most deaths occur from bronchoconstriction, leading to suffication.
Average individuals who are exposed to any strain of VITAS have the following approximate statistical likelihood of surviving, presuming drug therapies are on hand:
Ludzie i elfy mają bardzo dużą szansę śmierci w ciągu 12 godzin od czasu zarażenia, due to the increased likelihood of succumbing immediately to the induced allergy. Orki i trolle, with their respectively higher average constitutions, are much more likely to survive the initial onset of symptoms, tak jak i krasnoludy, ze swoją wrodzoną odpornością na trucizny i choroby.
Istnieją różne rodzaje leczenia. Tetracyclina była na początku używana przeciwko VITAS-1, ten rodzaj leczenie został zastąpiony przez nowoczesne antywirusy, takie, jak Zeta-Interferon, and have some effect at hindering the virus by interfering with viral reproduction. Subsequent strains are becoming more resistant to antiviral therapy, however. Antihistamines provide some relief to the symptoms.
Leczenie magiczne znacznie zwiększa szanse przeżycia. Wierzy się, że jest to czynnik, który spowodował, że Indianie nie zostali zaatakowani przez chorobę. Istnieją również dowody, że tradycyjna medycyna pomogła zwalczyć infekcję w Afryce.
Although there has been rumors and conspiracy theories that a viral-form biological weapon with similar vectors and symptoms was being developed at a research lab in Christmas Valley, Oregon (now currently owned by TIC in Tir Tairngire), the first recorded cases of VITAS occured in 2010 in New Dehli, India and would soon spread to all corners of the world.
Over the next two years, VITAS pandemic would killed off approximately a quarter of the world's population (based off 2002 projections of world population growth, approx. two billion dead). Asia, then North America and Europe where the first to be hit. The most extreme response to VITAS was the "Terror Time" in Mexico City, in which the self-proclaimed Citizen's Action Committees burned down most of the city to prevent infection. A similar incident occurred in Calcutta, India, resulting in the entire city being rebuilt. The Native American internment centers would be spared from the VITAS outbreak, ironically, since their populations where isolated.
In 2011, VITAS hit the African continent, where forty percent of the VTIAS worldwide death toll took place. Three-quarters of the population where infected before the World Health Organization and other international organizations step in, and even when medical supplies where provided, local governments withheld vaccinations from large portions of the populace in order to either sell to the highest bidder or just make sure the people they wanted to survive did so. In the end, the death toll from primary infection would stand at 750 million people would die in sub-Saharan Africa, over 30 million on the coasts of West Africa, and the island nation of Madagascar would be almost depopulated, with 10 million dead out of 14 million, or over 70% of the nation's population.
Strain II, during the 2020s, did another number on the world, again doing the most damage in developing countries. This strain killed another 10% of the world's population -- nine hundred million (900,000,000) people.
Despite many places in the industrialized nations having the therapies on-hand, practically in-hand at the time of infection and onset, VITAS still hacked a swath through the developed world.
|Obrażenia: 6D Szybkośc: 12 godzin|
|Aerosol virus. Sweating, dreszcze, gorączka i wymioty do czasu, gdy obrażenia zostaną zredukowane do lekkich.|