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24th Sep '16 1:10:12 AM Machu
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* In ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'', most diseases are crippling stat reductions that last until cured between quests. However, rabies actually gives a sizable damage bonus, while only reducing accuracy somewhat. It usually helps to leave rabies uncured on characters who are main damage dealers and already have dependable accuracy.



* In ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'', most diseases are crippling stat reductions that last until cured between quests. However, rabies actually gives a sizable damage bonus, while only reducing accuracy somewhat. It usually helps to leave rabies uncured on characters who are main damage dealers and already have dependable accuracy.

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* In ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'', most diseases are crippling stat reductions that last until cured between quests. However, rabies actually gives a sizable damage bonus, while only reducing accuracy somewhat. It usually helps to leave rabies uncured on characters who are main damage dealers and already have dependable accuracy.
24th Sep '16 1:09:26 AM Machu
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* In ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'', most diseases are crippling stat reductions that last until cured between quests. However, rabies actually gives a sizable damage bonus, while only reducing accuracy somewhat. It usually helps to leave rabies uncured on characters who are main damage dealers and already have dependable accuracy.
29th Aug '16 6:40:11 PM Kalaong
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** Related to all of this is ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxoplasmosis Toxoplasmosis]] [[PuppeteerParasite gondii]]'' - a parasitic infection that kills fetuses - but has the side effect of making the host [[CuteKitten adore cats]]. A ''big'' reason the Black Death [[DepopulationBomb decimated]] Europe(anywhere from 75 million dead to '''200''' million dead!) is the superstition that cats are [[CatsAreMagic agents]] of [[CatsAreMean the devil]] - and were killed wholesale, leading to population explosions among rats, which did the same to fleas which carried plague bacteria. Humans infected with Toxoplasmosis [[CrazyCatLady befriended and protected cats]], which led to them surviving where their non-carrier neighbors died. One could imagine this resulted in numerous [[BurnTheWitch accusations of witchcraft]], but apparently disease killed cat-killers more effectively than TorchesAndPitchforks killed cat lovers. Hence, Toxoplasmosis infection indirectly protected carriers from ThePlague.

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** Related to all of this is ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxoplasmosis Toxoplasmosis]] [[PuppeteerParasite gondii]]'' - a parasitic infection that kills fetuses - but has the side effect of making the host [[CuteKitten adore cats]]. A ''big'' reason the Black Death [[DepopulationBomb decimated]] depopulated]] Europe(anywhere from 75 million dead to '''200''' million dead!) is the superstition that cats are [[CatsAreMagic agents]] of [[CatsAreMean the devil]] - and were killed wholesale, leading to population explosions among rats, which did the same to fleas which carried plague bacteria. Humans infected with Toxoplasmosis [[CrazyCatLady befriended and protected cats]], which led to them surviving where their non-carrier neighbors died. One could imagine this resulted in numerous [[BurnTheWitch accusations of witchcraft]], but apparently disease killed cat-killers more effectively than TorchesAndPitchforks killed cat lovers. Hence, Toxoplasmosis infection indirectly protected carriers from ThePlague.
29th Aug '16 6:39:22 PM Kalaong
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* A side effect of the so called ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Death Black Death]]'']] that ravaged throughout the 14th century was that the Leprosy bacteria was almost driven to extinction. The reason being that they preyed on the same victims and the former being much more vicious.

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* A side effect of the so called ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Death Black Death]]'']] Death]]'' that ravaged throughout the 14th century was that the Leprosy bacteria was almost driven to extinction. The reason being that they preyed on the same victims and the former being much more vicious.
29th Aug '16 6:39:00 PM Kalaong
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* A side effect of the so called [[ThePlague ''Black Death'']] that ravaged throughout the 14th century was that the Leprosy bacteria was almost driven to extinction. The reason being that they preyed on the same victims and the former being much more vicious.

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* A side effect of the so called [[ThePlague ''Black Death'']] ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Death Black Death]]'']] that ravaged throughout the 14th century was that the Leprosy bacteria was almost driven to extinction. The reason being that they preyed on the same victims and the former being much more vicious.


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**Related to all of this is ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxoplasmosis Toxoplasmosis]] [[PuppeteerParasite gondii]]'' - a parasitic infection that kills fetuses - but has the side effect of making the host [[CuteKitten adore cats]]. A ''big'' reason the Black Death [[DepopulationBomb decimated]] Europe(anywhere from 75 million dead to '''200''' million dead!) is the superstition that cats are [[CatsAreMagic agents]] of [[CatsAreMean the devil]] - and were killed wholesale, leading to population explosions among rats, which did the same to fleas which carried plague bacteria. Humans infected with Toxoplasmosis [[CrazyCatLady befriended and protected cats]], which led to them surviving where their non-carrier neighbors died. One could imagine this resulted in numerous [[BurnTheWitch accusations of witchcraft]], but apparently disease killed cat-killers more effectively than TorchesAndPitchforks killed cat lovers. Hence, Toxoplasmosis infection indirectly protected carriers from ThePlague.
1st Aug '16 7:32:20 AM Doug86
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* Malaria helped you cope with syphilis in later stages (by causing such dangerously hot fevers that the syphilis bacteria can't survive)--Dr. Julius Wagner-Jauregg even got a Nobel Prize for finding out during WorldWarI. Of course nobody cares now because of the discovery of penicillin.

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* Malaria helped you cope with syphilis in later stages (by causing such dangerously hot fevers that the syphilis bacteria can't survive)--Dr. Julius Wagner-Jauregg even got a Nobel Prize for finding out during WorldWarI.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Of course nobody cares now because of the discovery of penicillin.
28th Jul '16 9:19:43 AM Willbyr
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* A ''TokyoMewMew'' episode featured a Chimera Anima with a smelly fart attack. Mew Pudding just happened to have a cold that day, so...

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* A ''TokyoMewMew'' ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' episode featured a Chimera Anima with a smelly fart attack. Mew Pudding just happened to have a cold that day, so...
19th Jul '16 3:28:22 AM Nautilus1
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* Malaria helped you cope with syphilis (by causing such dangerously hot fevers that the syphilis bacteria can't survive)--someone even got a Nobel Prize for finding out. Of course nobody cares now because of the discovery of penicillin.

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* Malaria helped you cope with syphilis in later stages (by causing such dangerously hot fevers that the syphilis bacteria can't survive)--someone survive)--Dr. Julius Wagner-Jauregg even got a Nobel Prize for finding out.out during WorldWarI. Of course nobody cares now because of the discovery of penicillin.
7th Jun '16 5:46:54 PM Mephistopheles
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* In ''Literature/TheFireman'' a deadly spore causes SpontaneousHumanCombustion. It is possible however to control the spore which in turn gives the host the power to create and control fire.
5th May '16 1:26:03 PM lupius
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** In "The Broca Divide," Daniel and Dr. Fraser's allergies make them immune to the week's malady because of the antihistamines they take.

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** In "The Broca Divide," Daniel and Dr. Fraser's allergies make them immune to the week's malady because of the antihistamines they take.take,[[spoiler: conveniently preventing the only two named characters with the skills and knowledge to synthesize a cure from being afflicted by the evolutionary regression that turns everyone else into cavemen.]]
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