Crimson fever is a rare, but serious infection. Since it is most often transmitted by infected insects, such as mosquitoes, it if most prevalent in the southern realms, especially the Pirate Isles, Myria and the Karth Peninsula.
Crimson fever often lies dormant in the body for many weeks before the first symptoms. During this incubation period, the host is not contagious. An infected person will develop a severe, itchy rash which will cover the entire body. This rash consists of thousands of tiny red bumps. The victim will also suffer sharp, stomach pains, vomiting and will sweat constantly regardless of the temperature. This lasts several weeks before the body purges itself of the foreign organisms. As with many other illnesses, once a person has been infected with the crimson fever, they have a high resistance to subsequent infection.
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