Pavlov's Cat (othellia) wrote in little_details,
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Like a Cold, But Not a Cold...

Hi. Need help on two different diseases/medical problems.

1. I need a disease that starts out like a common cold, with the sleepiness, coughing, scratchy throat, etc., but quickly develops into something a lot more serious. And by quickly, I mean overnight. Technology and medicine available are equivalent to today's standards, maybe a few years more advanced. But even with that technology, it needs to be something that can kill someone if they're not treated within two or three days. Preferably, the recovery time should take awhile, at least five to ten days, but that can always be tweaked. Also, the disease should be a bacteria or a virus, something a character can get from the air or food.

The Ebola virus kind of works, but it doesn't kill fast enough.

Googled deadly diseases, deadly fast moving diseases, deadly airborne diseases/viruses/bacteria, many other combinations.

2. One of my characters has complete Achromatopsia from birth. Therefore she extremely photophobic. She's also a fire mage. What I wanted to know was whether or not continuous exposure to normal amounts of light would eventually make her go permanently blind. And if so, how long do you think it would take her to lose the rest of her vision?

Googled photophobia blindness, achromatopsia photophobia, photophobia continuous light exposure... etc.

Thanks in advance! :D
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