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Default Diseases in T2K

After the stop of civilization as we know it I'd guess a lot of diseases will have a re-introduction in human bloodstreams....

Some diseases that are allmost extinct would probably flurish....like small pox or maybe the plague (still found in India)

Another thing is all the laboratories controlled by various military and private personell would be in some places totally ungarded.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...tious_diseases
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_diseases
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/lists/condsaz.htm
http://www.hon.ch/HONselect/RareDiseases/
http://www.tylermedicalclinic.com/Li...20Diseases.htm
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Default on the pluss side some diseases...

will probably die out...

like :
carpal tunnel
excessive eating disorder
bulemia
anorexia
polio...allmost extinct...(now)
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Agree on diseases. About unguarded labs, I think that the problem would come from neglect more than from anything else. Cold chambers would quickly run out of energy, Secured rooms might remain wide open... All kinds of accidents are possible.

Then, the most important problem might come from the low security laboratories with less virulent viruses. People would be terribly weakened and they might proved very vulnerable to even the more common diseases.
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I remember asking this question on the really old version of the RPGNet boards:
How long would the plethora of immunizations that soldiers routinely get (at least in the West) last in their bodies? Sooner or later, they'll lose their immunization, but how long would that take? Does the protection taper off, or suddenly drop off to uselessness?
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The time the immunizations would last varies. Remember when you got your shots, some are a one time deal. Like the polio do it once and you are good to go. Same with small pox if I recall.

Tetnus is once every 7 years. It could last longer but hey, better safe than sorry. And I am going to imagine before deploying most troops would be given booster shots. And probably such would be available into about 97, maybe 98.

Then again, as you said Paul, people will be weakened, which will make them more suseptible to disease, and if they already have the immunization but the bugs take hold well they could be lime some of the infections that are now considered antibiotic resistant, the immunitiy being weakened would only force the disease to mutate and create a new strain that is totaly resistant to the immunization even if the victim were healthy and well within their immunization.

Imagine a couple more strains of diseases that sweep the countryside like the plague of old.
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