Sometimes called the Walking Dead syndrome. Thaeger's Malady is marked by extreme weight loss, excessive vomiting, loss of appetite, weakness, hypersensitivity to light and a loss of skin pigmentation. It strikes suddenly and runs it's course in 2-3 weeks. A person suffering from this disease will often take an a pale, gaunt appearance and could be mistaken for some sort of undead creature. Thaegar's Malady is caused by a bacteria that inhabits rotting wood. Victims often contract this disease in subterranean places such as catacombs and crypts.
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