Lycanthrope comes in two forms.
Werewolves, humans who can shift fully into wolves.
Lycans, humans who shift into bipedal wolf-like creatures.
Transmission & Vectors
The first case of lycanthrope was through a young adult named William who was bitten by a rabid wolf.
During the 1800's the reveal of lycanthrope lead to a purging of those infected. Eventually, after failing to create a cure for lycanthrope, werewolves were allowed to live their lives as regular humans. Restitutions were made for those alive and their families, but typically only first world countries abided by this.
In developing countries, lycanthrope is still considered blasphemy, a curse, and immoral, and they are killed for their condition. Lycanthrope, however, is not considered a reason to seek asylum into first world countries.
In the 21st century, lycanthrope is much more accepted worldwide and discrimination is almost unheard of in developed countries as they have become a desirable condition.
Those inflicted with lycanthrope had a slightly easier time surviving Yellowstone Eruption than humans.