When the plague first struck in 1902, very few people were aware of the dangers of the plague. Mass wards became havens for the spread of the disease
Many communities found the plague would spread at an incredible rate
No demographic of society, (economic, political, age or gender) was left unaffected.
Almost immediately, members of the police and military were drafted to deal with the biological crisis.
By the time plague was brought under control, most people knew at least one person who had died from the disease personally.
In the aftermath of the Second Great War in 1902, humanity suffered a massive plague which was identified as the Stoker-Romero Plague. The zombie virus comes from the same Mononegavirales family as the Human Necrotic Virus. The virus is propagated mainly through ticks of the family Ixodidae. The prevalence of these ticks in tropical climes is the main reason for the large number of outbreaks in those regions. The nature of the spread of these necrotic plagues generally depended on the place of origin. Most urban plagues were spread by aggressive rats that had been bitten by an infected tick. In the country, the tick would bite humans directly, or pass the virus through mice, raccoons and other animals. Humans infected with the virus would pass it from their saliva into the bloodstream of another through the bite. As a result of this plague, c.100 million people were infected, and an additional 300 million people killed in the 6 year period when the infection took place. For many the infected were known as the "Lost Generation".
The stages of necrotic transformation are the same that occur in other diseases, with two major differences: in necrosis-infected, the onset of symptoms and transformation occurs much faster and has no relation to the cycles of day and night.
Stage One: Infection. Symptoms of necrotic infection appear quickly: within one or two hours, the victim will develop a headache, fever, chills and other flu-like symptoms. Necrotic infections last about half as long as their counterparts with other diseases, mostly between three and six hours, during which the vaccine is 100 percent effective.
Stage Two: Coma. Necrotic comas are considerably more brief than most comas. While physiological changes-slow pulse, shallow breathing-are similar, the coma lasts only between four and six hours. Only the very young and very old do not survive necrotic comas. Necrosis-infected have been found as young as five years old and as old as 90. The vaccine is 50 percent effective when administered during Stage Two of the infection: the longer the victim has been in the coma, the less effective the vaccine.
Stage Three: Transformation. Necrosis-infected awaken from their comas in a catatonic state. They are unresponsive to most stimuli as they shuffle about, trying to locate their prey. There is no acclimation period; an infected person will begin hunting immediately upon transformation.
The great irony of necrosis-infected life is that even as they voraciously feed, they too are being fed upon. A necrotic body is like a big petri dish serving host to everything from bacteria and fungi to maggots and ants. The resulting state of putrefication means, as terrifying as a necrotic may be to the eye, it actually commits far worse offenses to the nose.
A long-held, common misconception is that necrotic are immortal. In fact, the vast majority of necrosis-infected live less than one year. It is possible to determine a necrotic age based on their external appearance; specifically, their level of decomposition, also known as necrotic degradation.