Coldpox

A Highly Contagious Nuisance

Oh no, not those damn blisters again. I thought I got rid of you little bastards.
— Itchy Ingrid
  Coldpox is a highly contagious airborne disease that spreads around through coughs and sneezes. The condition gives the affected individual an annoying skin rash that forms small, itchy blisters. Typically coldpox will only cover a person's face and the shoulders, but in rare cases, it can spread to the rest of the body.  

Symptoms

The most visually noticeable symptom of coldpox are the blisters that will cover the body. Unlike with similar conditions, the blisters of those who suffer from coldpox are a shade of blue instead of red. For the vast majority of people, the disease is relatively mild and poses no risk to their well-being. The main problem with coldpox is its tendency to be incredibly irritating.  
 

Common

  • Blue blisters
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Tiredness
  • Fever
  •  

    Rare

  • Pneumonia
  • Bacterial skin infections
  • Inflammation of the brain

  • Those affected with the virus will begin to notice the symptoms after around 15 to 25 days.   It takes approximately half a month for the blisters to fade away, but coldpox may still reinfect most people. There are only a few lucky people who are completely immune.
     

    Prevention and Treatment

    The simplest way to keep the pox away is to remain hygienic. Regularly bathing in clean water can help people avoid coldpox, but not everyone can clean themselves often. Those who live less developed regions with no easy access to clean water are more likely to get the disease.  

    The Pox Killer

    In recent years a group of scholars conducted an investigation into the prevalence of coldpox in all regions of Pekkola. They were able to determine that the disease was remarkably rare in places such as Henvikendal, Rothnia, and Aethelland. All three areas shared a shared love for the sauna.   After a few more years of research, they concluded that the cure for the pox must be regular visits to the sauna. The scholars authorized that the heat combined with the other hygienic aspects of a sauna help defeat the disease.

    Type
    Viral
    Origin
    Natural
    Cycle
    Short-term
    Rarity
    Uncommon
    Affected Species
    Duration
    Around 15 days
    Usual Onset
    15-25 days
    Aeth
    Ethnicity | Oct 1, 2020

    Aeths are an ambitious people who excel at skirmishing and raiding. They are native to woodlands and fertile fields of Aethelland and Lointen

    Vakner
    Ethnicity | Dec 1, 2020

    The Vakner are a sturdy people who have mastered shipbuilding and seafaring. They live in the cold heights of Henvikendal and Rothnia


    Comments

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    30 Jul, 2020 13:30

    Sauna, spirits and tar are proven to cure everything XD

    Sage Serukis
    Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull
    3 Aug, 2020 09:23

    Yay for the sauna! :D   I love the quote from 'Itchy Ingrid'. It made me laugh.   Also, yikes to 'inflammation of the brain'. Hopefully that's a super rare symptom.

    Emy x   Welcome to Etrea!
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