Anean Diseases

"In all honesty, at this point, I think the main threat to the Empire and the people within it is not war or starvation, it's disease. One person with a highly lethal and infectious disease can wipe out a whole population."
- Emperor Isaiah Xaimoungkhoun


Viral


Bacterial

Talonian Plague

Planet of Origin: Talon IV
Transmission: Airborne, Bodily Fluids, Insects
Death Rate: ~87%
Incubation Period: One week

Symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Sweating
  • Coughing
  • Aches
  • Coughing up of blood

Number Killed: 102 billion

Known Samples:

  • Anean Galactic Medical Center Disease Research Center
  • Center for Disease Control and Extermination, Citadel Branch

Major Outbreaks:

  • Sphereworld Epidemic
    • Took place just before the Great Galactic War
    • Approximately 100 billion killed in 5 months, another 49 billion survivors
    • Limited to Sphereworld and nearby system

Trivia:

  • Once infected, and recovered, the disease can persist for decades and recur at any time
  • The Citadel sample may, if things get bad enough, be released on Earth

Fungal

Creeper Respiratory Syndrome

Planet of Origin: Remnora X
Transmission: Airborne, Ingestion, Spore
Death Rate: 100% if not treated
Incubation Period: None

Symptoms:

  • Severe chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Lung failure

Number Killed: 1,060

Trivia:

  • Kills after spreading throughout the lungs
  • After death, fungus continues spread using the body as energy and releasing more spores

Parasitic

Eufueho Infestation

Planet of Origin: Remnora X
Transmission: In later stages, bodily fluids
Death Rate: 100% if not treated
Incubation Period: Up to 10 years

Symptoms:

  • Persistent severe back pain
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Hunger
  • Sores

Number Killed: 200

Trivia:

  • Can be detected early on by x-ray
  • Most dismiss it as something else

Other

Pudrian Assimiliation

Planet of Origin: Pudr IX
Transmission: None, assimilated via specialized process
Death Rate: 0%, just made a drone of the Collective
Incubation Period: None

Symptoms:

  • None

Number Assimilated: 10 trillion +

Trivia:

  • Not a disease so much as a threat to all organic life
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