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Spacespores

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Lurking quietly in the depths of space are spacespores. These deadly bacteria can tolerate the harsh conditions of space, thriving in artificial environments such as spacecrafts and biospheres. Spacespores lay dormant until they wriggle their way into an artificial climate.

Spacespores only become lethal when introduced to water vapour in the atmosphere. In the dry emptiness of space the spores dehydrate, but in cultivated climates, particularly biospheres where water vapour keeps foliage surviving, the spores are able to spread.

This bacteria is known to manifest in damp regions of spacecrafts, especially around lavatories and washrooms. Spacespores are named as such due to their resemblance to the spores of fungi. These bacteria are in an entirely different domain of organisms, Bacteria.

Symptoms

Spacespores Infection by Mochi

When these spores attach themselves to an organism, typically a person, they immediately embed themselves into their outer layers, such as skin or scales. Spore infested regions will immediately feel itchy, infected unable to relieve the discomfort no matter what. The spores immediately cause a burning sensation that only grows with time. Simple pain-relieving medication can temporarily reduce symptoms.

The pathogen that causes spacespores will continue to multiply and form small, light-green fluffy balls on the infected individual. These balls are typically no larger than two to three centimetres in diameter, but can spread across the whole body.

Spacespores can be so pain-inducing that infected scratch or cut themselves to death upon trying to relieve the itching, request euthanasia, and there have even been reports of people exiting spacecrafts mid-space, a truly agonising death.

Sanitation

Thankfully, spacespore pathogens are easily killed with mid-level or above sanitation. Simply wiping down or sterilising any damp areas once every few days should manage to keep spacespores at bay. Posters are hung up in most space stations with instructions and advice on keeping one's spacecraft clean.

In actuality spacespores are not a common bacteria to be found. It is only when one's spacecraft is neglected that spacespores become a real issue.

Sanitise your Spacecrafts!

 
Wash hands!
 
Keep a medical kit on board at all times!
 
Clean up any damp or moist areas!
 
Only use sprinklers in biospheres when necessary
 

Spacespores grow in manky stanky corners of your spacecrafts. Are you manky and stanky? Didn't think so, so start cleaning up after yourself.

Type
Viral
Origin
Natural
Rarity
Uncommon
Affected Species

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May 14, 2024 17:20

Oh, this sounds nasty *shudders*. It's like a nasty mix of shingles and psoriasis. Bleh.

May 14, 2024 17:28 by Mochi

Thank you! It's an awful thing :D

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May 14, 2024 21:44 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

Scary D: Love this.

May 15, 2024 07:19 by Mochi

Thank you! <3

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May 15, 2024 01:02 by Barron

As a true appreciator of conditions, this had my attention.


May 15, 2024 07:20 by Mochi

*gasp* recognition from the Barron?? FOR A CONDITION?? I am honoured <3

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May 15, 2024 07:15

While the sanitation is preemptive, what about an already infected "manky-stanky"? Is there any medication? And can fungicide be used in water vapour using areas (like green houses) on board a station?

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  • May 15, 2024 07:26 by Mochi

    oooh, I don't know how I missed that! I will add a new section and tackle that immediately :D thank you!

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    May 17, 2024 22:06 by Ephraïm Boateng

    Holy moly, this sounds very nasty. The fact that they can be compelled to scratch themselves to death is just so EWW. I hate it, but this means you did a really good job.

    May 18, 2024 16:05 by Mochi

    Thank you so much! I'm so glad you're horrified, means a lot to me <3

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