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Februrida (Ætas ab Brian)

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Febris Lurida, later Februrida, called Ikruentikus in Terranova, was a hemorrhagic disease notable for its jaundice, urinal and ocular blood, and black vomit, sharing characteristics with OTL's cholera and ATL's Morbusalkmea and Enecui Diahoia. It emerged from Africa during the mid 16th century, carried by slaves and mosquitoes. Historically its fatality rate was approximately 16%.

  • The first outbreak that was likely to be this disease was in Tainocai in 1558(805). Terranova being the first place the plague struck was likely due to the high influx of slaves and the lesser immunity of the native populations. Among coloni and slaves the death toll was likely less than 500, but the effects on the native population is currently unascertainable.

  • The next outbreak was in southern Italy, Hispania, and Ægyptus in 1586(833), killing several thousand in coastal cities, brought on trade ships.

  • 1629(876) When the Commonwealth rewrote its constitution into a democracy, the migration of peoples living in Tainocai and the Totonic Gulf lead to substantial growth in the Commonwealth’s major cities. This lead to the 1639(886) Unalacius epidemic, where 10 000 died during the summer months.

  • The next outbreak was again in Tainocai, in 1780(1027) during Project Hadrian. It annihilated twelve Legions worth of troops and around 15 000 auxilia retaking the islands and those awaiting transfer to the mainland, greatly contributing to Rome’s later loss of momentum on the central plains.

  • Two years later it arose once more, in Otaclilium(~New Orleans) with the still offloading Legions. It killed 3000 legionaries and 4000 civilians in the city and surrounding countryside.

  • Another two years and the disease, by means of ships, emerged not only in Unalacius in Scanata but in various port cities in western Europe and even India, killing a total of 15 000. Taking this very seriously the government at Rome greatly increased its regulations and laws on disinfection and sanitisation, but enforcement was lacklustre.

  • An 1807(1054) epidemic along stretches of the River Luteus (Mississippi) killed nearly 11 000.

  • Februrida was one of the diseases that plagued the Roman invasions south of Mauretania 1830(1078)-1832(1080). It killed around 5000 Romans of the expedition.

  • Between the 1890s and 2000s numerous small outbreaks centred in South Terranova and Sub Cahra Africa would total to nearly 20 000 deaths.

  • 1947-9(1194-6) during the Totonic war, Februrida killed around 10 000 for both Roman and Totonic sides.

Vaccinations against Februrida were developed in the early 21st century after its origins in western Africa were discovered but government immunisations against diseases did not start until 2051(1298). Immunisation virtually ended Februrida cases in the developed world within fifty years but it was still common in Africa, and later showed signs of mutation.

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