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Lyme Disease (Bio Weapon)
04-09-2014, 12:34 PM
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Lyme Disease (Bio Weapon)
You are a new strain of Lyme Disease to destroy mankind.

"You should only experience later symptoms if you are not treated with antibiotics during the initial stage of the condition."

Early Symptoms
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erythema migrans (distinctive skin rash)
tiredness (fatigue)
muscle pain
joint pain
headache
fever or chills
neck stiffness

Brain Symptoms
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numbness and pain in your limbs
temporary paralysis of your facial muscles - usually only one half of the face is affected (sometimes known as Bell’s palsy)
impaired memory
difficulty concentrating
changes in personality

Heart Symptoms
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shortness of breath
fainting

Rare/Trick Symptoms
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severe headache
stiff neck
increased sensitivity to light (photophobia)



Transmissions
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Tick:
A rash develops at the site of the tick bite and is often described as looking like a bull’s-eye on a dart board. The affected area of skin will be red and feel slightly raised to the touch.

Bacteria:
Pathogen weaponised to transmit via differnt types of bacteria.

Sexual Contact/Blood and Fluids:
Although no cases of Lyme disease have been linked to blood transfusion, scientists have found that the Lyme disease bacteria can live in blood that is stored for donation. Individuals being treated for Lyme disease with an antibiotic should not donate blood. Individuals who have completed antibiotic treatment for Lyme disease may be considered as potential blood donors. Information on the current criteria for blood donation is available on the Red Cross website External Web Site Icon.

Zoonosis:
Although dogs and cats can get Lyme disease, there is no evidence that they spread the disease directly to their owners. However, pets can bring infected ticks into your home or yard. Consider protecting your pet, and possibly yourself, through the use of tick control products for animals.
You will not get Lyme disease from eating venison or squirrel meat, but in keeping with general food safety principles meat should always be cooked thoroughly. Note that hunting and dressing deer or squirrels may bring you into close contact with infected ticks.

Air+Water:
There is no credible evidence that Lyme disease can be transmitted through air, food, water, or from the bites of mosquitoes, flies, fleas, or lice.
Ticks not known to transmit Lyme disease include Lone star ticks (Amblyomma americanum), the American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), the Rocky Mountain wood tick (Dermacentor andersoni), and the brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus).
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04-09-2014, 07:10 PM
Post: #2
RE: Lyme Disease (Bio Weapon)
(04-09-2014 12:34 PM)AnimalMan Wrote:  You are a new strain of Lyme Disease to destroy mankind.

"You should only experience later symptoms if you are not treated with antibiotics during the initial stage of the condition."

Early Symptoms
--------------------
erythema migrans (distinctive skin rash)
tiredness (fatigue)
muscle pain
joint pain
headache
fever or chills
neck stiffness

Brain Symptoms
---------------------
numbness and pain in your limbs
temporary paralysis of your facial muscles - usually only one half of the face is affected (sometimes known as Bell’s palsy)
impaired memory
difficulty concentrating
changes in personality

Heart Symptoms
--------------------
shortness of breath
fainting

Rare/Trick Symptoms
--------------------------
severe headache
stiff neck
increased sensitivity to light (photophobia)



Transmissions
-----------------

Tick:
A rash develops at the site of the tick bite and is often described as looking like a bull’s-eye on a dart board. The affected area of skin will be red and feel slightly raised to the touch.

Bacteria:
Pathogen weaponised to transmit via differnt types of bacteria.

Sexual Contact/Blood and Fluids:
Although no cases of Lyme disease have been linked to blood transfusion, scientists have found that the Lyme disease bacteria can live in blood that is stored for donation. Individuals being treated for Lyme disease with an antibiotic should not donate blood. Individuals who have completed antibiotic treatment for Lyme disease may be considered as potential blood donors. Information on the current criteria for blood donation is available on the Red Cross website External Web Site Icon.

Zoonosis:
Although dogs and cats can get Lyme disease, there is no evidence that they spread the disease directly to their owners. However, pets can bring infected ticks into your home or yard. Consider protecting your pet, and possibly yourself, through the use of tick control products for animals.
You will not get Lyme disease from eating venison or squirrel meat, but in keeping with general food safety principles meat should always be cooked thoroughly. Note that hunting and dressing deer or squirrels may bring you into close contact with infected ticks.

Air+Water:
There is no credible evidence that Lyme disease can be transmitted through air, food, water, or from the bites of mosquitoes, flies, fleas, or lice.
Ticks not known to transmit Lyme disease include Lone star ticks (Amblyomma americanum), the American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), the Rocky Mountain wood tick (Dermacentor andersoni), and the brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus).
It would make a good scenario...
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05-09-2014, 09:51 AM
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RE: Lyme Disease (Bio Weapon)
(04-09-2014 12:34 PM)AnimalMan Wrote:  You are a new strain of Lyme Disease to destroy mankind.

"You should only experience later symptoms if you are not treated with antibiotics during the initial stage of the condition."

Early Symptoms
--------------------
erythema migrans (distinctive skin rash)
tiredness (fatigue)
muscle pain
joint pain
headache
fever or chills
neck stiffness

Brain Symptoms
---------------------
numbness and pain in your limbs
temporary paralysis of your facial muscles - usually only one half of the face is affected (sometimes known as Bell’s palsy)
impaired memory
difficulty concentrating
changes in personality

Heart Symptoms
--------------------
shortness of breath
fainting

Rare/Trick Symptoms
--------------------------
severe headache
stiff neck
increased sensitivity to light (photophobia)



Transmissions
-----------------

Tick:
A rash develops at the site of the tick bite and is often described as looking like a bull’s-eye on a dart board. The affected area of skin will be red and feel slightly raised to the touch.

Bacteria:
Pathogen weaponised to transmit via differnt types of bacteria.

Sexual Contact/Blood and Fluids:
Although no cases of Lyme disease have been linked to blood transfusion, scientists have found that the Lyme disease bacteria can live in blood that is stored for donation. Individuals being treated for Lyme disease with an antibiotic should not donate blood. Individuals who have completed antibiotic treatment for Lyme disease may be considered as potential blood donors. Information on the current criteria for blood donation is available on the Red Cross website External Web Site Icon.

Zoonosis:
Although dogs and cats can get Lyme disease, there is no evidence that they spread the disease directly to their owners. However, pets can bring infected ticks into your home or yard. Consider protecting your pet, and possibly yourself, through the use of tick control products for animals.
You will not get Lyme disease from eating venison or squirrel meat, but in keeping with general food safety principles meat should always be cooked thoroughly. Note that hunting and dressing deer or squirrels may bring you into close contact with infected ticks.

Air+Water:
There is no credible evidence that Lyme disease can be transmitted through air, food, water, or from the bites of mosquitoes, flies, fleas, or lice.
Ticks not known to transmit Lyme disease include Lone star ticks (Amblyomma americanum), the American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), the Rocky Mountain wood tick (Dermacentor andersoni), and the brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus).

Nice ideas, you should try it with the Scenario Creator Wink

One issue with diseases like this though, the symptoms don't add much infectivity. This means the "early symptoms" are quite unappealing, as they will often just increase severity.

You probably need some crazy tick enhancement traits to make it work too...
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05-09-2014, 11:52 AM
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RE: Lyme Disease (Bio Weapon)
Will you be releasing additional content along with the scenario editor in the next update? I just cant get enough of this game concept.
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