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Typical horde of zombies.

The Zombie Plague, is a deadly viral infection that leads to the creation of hordes of infectious, undead zombies that threaten the living. The first recorded incidence of the Zombie Plague in the ACSN was in 1952 on the Lenehenese-held island of Hydris. A quarantine was imposed by the Imperial Navy, trapping eight-thousand uninfected people alongside a rising tide of hungry and mindless undead.


BiologyEdit

The plague is a necrotic micro-organism that physically degenerated those it infected, causing their skin and internal organs to rapidly rot until the moment of "death" at which time the virus reanimated the victim's corpse as a "zombie" whose only remaining drive was to feed on living flesh and so spread the infection.The life energy in the Zombie Plague virus allows a small portion of the victim's life essence to be retained by their body even after physical death has occurred, making it possible for the subject to be cured.

Signs of InfectionEdit

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Lenehenese poster of infection symptoms.

1.The first symptoms of the infection are hard to discern. The skin becomes pallid and sickly-looking. The infected is overwhelmed by nausea and sees spots in front of his eyes. Green-coloured scabs may start to appear all over the body. From this point forward, the victim is highly infectious, and the pathogen can be spread by exposure to an infected individual's bodily fluids, such as blood and saliva.

2. In the second stage, the victim's skin begins to tighten and harden, causing the veins to stand out. The scalp begins to shed hair as the follicles die and the virdian scabbing spreads more noticeably across the skin as the cellular necrosis accelerates. At this stage of the infection the victim is beyond hope of a cure and becomes dangerous to others as his or her sanity begins to be overwhelmed by uncontrollable, abnormal cravings for healthy flesh.

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CREEEEEEDian Adeptus Arbites holding out against the horde.

3. By the time the plague has progressed to its third stage, its effects are no longer capable of being overlooked. The divine perfection of the human face is now marred by sunken cheeks, thin lips, necrotic white skin, rotting teeth and large areas of the epidermis that have decayed into vast swathes of seeping pus bubbles. The cellular necrosis reaches the point that large portions of the body can now effectively be considered dead tissue.

4.The final stage of the plague is truly horrible. Now essentially a mindless, walking corpse, the victim's advanced necrosis causes extremities to simply fall off, rotting veins bubble under parchment-thin dead skin, and final death through a shot to the head or dismemberment is the only release from the torment. Victims of the disease in this stage, colloquially known as "zombies," often congregate in large numbers as they seek out any lifeform that is not infected with the disease so that they can consume healthy flesh.