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The '''Perruque plague''' was first evidenced on [[Uakye (world)|Uakye]] in [[1111]], when a unknown virus mutated a local airborne fungus into a deadly strain.  
The [[Perruque Plague]] is a virulent [[disease]], which constituted a real interstellar health threat at one time.
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== Description (Specifications) ==
 
 
The plague's most visible symptom is a perruque—a cap of fungal fibers that cover the top of the head like a wig. The grey fibers completely cover the victims own hair, obscuring the natural hair color. Hirsute individuals can have the gray fibers covering most of their body. These fibers serve as the spore generators, spreading the disease.  
 
The plague's most visible symptom is a perruque—a cap of fungal fibers that cover the top of the head like a wig. The grey fibers completely cover the victims own hair, obscuring the natural hair color. Hirsute individuals can have the gray fibers covering most of their body. These fibers serve as the spore generators, spreading the disease.  
  
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A crisis occurs on the seventh day. If the fever breaks, the victim usually recovers. The film over they eyes melts off; the fibers on the skull grow brittle and are shed (along with the natural hair—survivors are bald until their hair grows back). Recovery is complete within 10 days of onset.  
 
A crisis occurs on the seventh day. If the fever breaks, the victim usually recovers. The film over they eyes melts off; the fibers on the skull grow brittle and are shed (along with the natural hair—survivors are bald until their hair grows back). Recovery is complete within 10 days of onset.  
  
The crisis on the seventh day is crucial. If the patient does not survive the crisis, his condition rapidly deteriorates; death follows within 24 hours. About 50% of plague victims do not survive the crisis.
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The crisis on the seventh day is crucial. If the patient does not survive the crisis, his condition rapidly deteriorates; death follows within 24 hours. About 50% of plague victims do not survive the crisis.  
  
 
=== Treatment ===
 
=== Treatment ===
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=== Prevention ===
 
=== Prevention ===
 
Because the fungus is airborne, any air treatment system capable of filtering fungus spores should be sufficient to prevent the spread of the disease in an enclosed environment. Isolation of both infected and uninfected individuals can also slow or stop the spread of the disease.
 
Because the fungus is airborne, any air treatment system capable of filtering fungus spores should be sufficient to prevent the spread of the disease in an enclosed environment. Isolation of both infected and uninfected individuals can also slow or stop the spread of the disease.
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There is a vaccine, produced by [[Imperial Geneering]] Systems, which is effective for about 50% to 60% of those treated, and reduces the fatality rate in the remaining treatments.
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The [[Perruque Plague]] is a virulent [[disease]], which constituted a real interstellar health threat at one time.
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== Description (Specifications) ==
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No information yet available.
  
 
== History & Background ([[Dossier]]) ==
 
== History & Background ([[Dossier]]) ==
The '''Perruque plague''' was first evidenced on [[Uakye (world)|Uakye]] in [[1111]], when a unknown virus mutated a local airborne fungus into a deadly strain.
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No information yet available.  
 
 
=== Vaccine ===
 
There is a vaccine, produced by [[Imperial Geneering]] Systems, which is effective for about 50% to 60% of those treated, and reduces the fatality rate in the remaining treatments.
 
  
 
== References & Contributors (Sources) ==
 
== References & Contributors (Sources) ==

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