As a world brimming with life, Khoras boasts a plethora of viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. There exist dozens of minor ailments that circulate regularly or seasonally sweep through populations. Most of them are relatively harmless like the common cold. The dark essence from Drellis, which so often stimulates mutation and divergent growth, has produced a number of notable diseases and other biophysical phenomena. Listed in this section are a few examples.
|Disease Name||Frequency||Affected Races||Transmission Method||Incubation Period||Duration||Symptoms|
|Barrett's Syndrome||Uncommon||All||Contact with infected week.||1-2 weeks.||2-4 weeks.||Slurred speech, vertigo, memory loss, gradual loss of intelligence.|
|Bloodbreath||Common||All||Airborne transmission.||3-4 days.||3-4 weeks.||Coughing up blood, fever, night sweats, shivering, weight loss.|
|Blood Fever||Rare||All except Karthasians.||Bacterial infection through open wound.||1-4 days.||1-2 weeks.||High fever, bleeding sores, stiff joints, sore muscles.|
|Burning||Uncommon||All||Not contagious||Not applicable||Permanent||Thickened coppery skin, yellow eyes, shaking, coughing, weakness|
|Crimson Fever||Rare||All||Bite from infected insect.||1-2 months||2-4 weeks||Severe rash, stomach pains, vomiting, profuse sweating|
|Gutrot||Common||Primarily humans, dwarves, grum, borrellians, orcs and ogres.||Airborne transmission.||1-3 days.||3-7 days.||Sharp stomach pains, abdominal soreness, vomiting, fatigue.|
|Mage Madness||Very rare.||Any magic wielding creature is susceptible||Transmitted through magical contact or spell effects.||Up to 1 day.||Unknown. At least 3 months.||Severe hallucinations, irrationality, high fever, insanity.|
|Miner's Disease||Rare||Primarily dwarves, humans, ogres and grum.||Contact with infected soil.||1-2 years||3-6 weeks||Partial paralysis, extreme fatigue, painful inflammation of the joints, drowsiness, headache.|
|Saurian Scale Pox||Uncommon||Saurians||Consumption of infected meat or eggs.||2-6 days||1-2 weeks||Softening and deterioration of scales, shredding of skin, severe rash, itching.|
|Shadow Curse||Very rare||All||Inhalation of shadow orchid spores||1-6 hours||7-12 days||Irritability, fever, incoherency, hallucinations*|
|Stiffening, The||Very rare||All||Direct skin to skin contact.||2-12 hours||1-4 weeks||Severely dry skin, rash, loss of sense of touch*|
|Miradic Syndrome||Very Rare||All||Not contagious.||Not applicable.||Permanent.||Shaking hands, nervous twitching, forgetfulness*|
|Thaegar's Malady||Rare||All||Contact with infected wood.||6-12 hours.||2-3 weeks.||Vomiting, loss of appetite, weight loss, loss of pigmentation, hypersensitivity to light|
* = Early symptoms in a progressive disease.
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