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14th Apr '16 2:56:16 AM Doug86
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* Lycanthropy in the ''AnitaBlake'' novels is depicted as a blood-borne disease that kills all other diseases and foreign substances (like toxins) in the carriers. You turn furry once a month, but can't ever get sick with anything else again. It's enough of a disease that there's even a vaccine, though a bad batch can actually turn you into a lycanthrope.
* In ''NakedLunch'', [[MadScientist Dr. Benway]] discusses curing several terminal catatonics by getting them addicted to heroin.

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* Lycanthropy in the ''AnitaBlake'' ''Literature/AnitaBlake'' novels is depicted as a blood-borne disease that kills all other diseases and foreign substances (like toxins) in the carriers. You turn furry once a month, but can't ever get sick with anything else again. It's enough of a disease that there's even a vaccine, though a bad batch can actually turn you into a lycanthrope.
* In ''NakedLunch'', ''Literature/NakedLunch'', [[MadScientist Dr. Benway]] discusses curing several terminal catatonics by getting them addicted to heroin.
5th Mar '16 3:27:01 PM thatother1dude
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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', [[[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI0euMFAWF8 Season 11 Episode 12]]: "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E12TheMansionFamily The Mansion Family]]"

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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', [[[[https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI0euMFAWF8 com/watch?v=aI0euMFAWF8 Season 11 Episode 12]]: "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E12TheMansionFamily The Mansion Family]]"
5th Mar '16 3:26:54 PM thatother1dude
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->'''Doctor:''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI0euMFAWF8 Mr. Burns, I'm afraid you are the sickest man in the United States. You have everything.]]\\

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->'''Doctor:''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI0euMFAWF8 Mr. Burns, I'm afraid you are the sickest man in the United States. You have everything.]]\\\\



'''Mr. Burns:''' Juvenile diabetes? Hysterical [[MisterSeahorse pregnancy]]?\\

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'''Mr. Burns:''' Juvenile diabetes? Hysterical [[MisterSeahorse pregnancy]]?\\pregnancy?\\



-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Season 11 Episode 12: "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E12TheMansionFamily The Mansion Family]]"

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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', [[[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI0euMFAWF8 Season 11 Episode 12: 12]]: "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E12TheMansionFamily The Mansion Family]]"
1st Mar '16 6:07:46 PM zarpaulus
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%%* This trope has been used multiple times on ''Series/{{House}}''.

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%%* This trope * ''Series/{{House}}'' has been used multiple times one disease to cure another on ''Series/{{House}}''.more than one occasion. Such as when the teenage faith healer whose touch seemed to cure cancer turned out to have herpes, which attacked tumors.


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* ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'': Most strains of the Exsurgent virus turn the infected into a hideous alien monster or a brainwashed agent of the ETI, but the Watts-[=MacLeod=] strain only gives you a mental disorder or two, and PsychicPowers.
9th Feb '16 7:19:44 AM Koveras
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* In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI'', the handful of Blighttown's original residents who are not infected by the disease are instead infested with Quelaag's spider eggs. Grotesque as this infestation is, it seems to have at least prevented the blight infection.
6th Jan '16 9:35:56 AM Robinton
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* An episode of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' featured a little boy with a brain tumor that gave him telepathy. It's revealed to be fatal in a later episode, however, and they are unable to reach an expert who could possible save him before it's too late.

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* An episode of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' featured a little boy with a brain tumor that gave him telepathy. It's revealed to be fatal in a later episode, however, and they are unable to reach an expert who could possible possibly save him before it's too late.



* In the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' season 2 episode "Killed by Death", Buffy's flu makes her sick, but also allows her to see the [[MonsterOfTheWeek demon of the week]], which had been killing sick children in the hospital [[FridgeHorror for years.]].

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* In the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' season 2 episode "Killed "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E18KilledByDeath Killed by Death", Death]]", Buffy's flu makes her sick, but also allows her to see the [[MonsterOfTheWeek demon of the week]], which had been killing sick children in the hospital [[FridgeHorror for years.]].
3rd Jan '16 6:01:28 AM nighttrainfm
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'''Doctor:''' Uh, a little bit, yes. You also have several diseases that have just been discovered--in you.\\
'''Mr. Burns:''' I see. You sure you haven't just made thousands of mistakes?\\

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'''Doctor:''' Uh, a little bit, yes. You also have several diseases that have just been discovered--in discovered -- in you.\\
'''Mr. Burns:''' I see. You You're sure you just haven't just made thousands of mistakes?\\



'''Mr. Burns:''' This sounds like bad news.\\

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'''Mr. Burns:''' This Well, this sounds like bad news.\\
3rd Jan '16 5:59:56 AM nighttrainfm
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-->'''Mr. Burns:''' So... I'm indestructible.
-->'''Doctor:''' Oh goodness ''no'', the slightest breeze could...
-->'''Mr. Burns:''' (walking off tenting his fingers) ''Indestructible.''

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-->'''Mr. Burns:''' So... So, what you're saying is...I'm indestructible.
-->'''Doctor:''' Oh goodness ''no'', the slightest
indestructible.\\
'''Doctor:''' Oh, no, ''no.'' In fact, even a slight
breeze could...
-->'''Mr.
could...\\
'''Mr.
Burns:''' (walking off tenting his fingers) ''Indestructible.''
15th Dec '15 9:10:38 AM MAI742
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->'''Doctor:''' Mr. Burns, I'm afraid you are the sickest man in the United States. You have everything.\\

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->'''Doctor:''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI0euMFAWF8 Mr. Burns, I'm afraid you are the sickest man in the United States. You have everything.\\]]\\
17th Oct '15 2:43:21 AM IlGreven
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** Another upshot is through genetics: A portion of the population had genetics that resisted the Black Death, and this gene survived into successive generations (it's mostly in European stock, since that's where most of the plague was; Natives of America, Africa, and the Pacific Islands and Australia don't have the gene in large numbers). Come the 20th century, it turns out that this gene also gives resistance to autoimmune diseases, including HIV.
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