Zombie Apocalypse 1
Mutagen Virus 01
The Mutagen Virus is the common name for a group of negative sense, single-stranded, segmented RNA viruses. No fewer than 57 strains have been discovered and they vary significantly. Each virus subtype has mutated into a variety of strains with differing pathogenic profiles; some are pathogenic to one species but not others, some are pathogenic to multiple species.
The infection vector of MV1 seems to vary greatly, but most strains involve transmission of bodily fluids. This could change at any time as the virus is especially changeable. In the short-term evolution of the virus, stochastic, or random, processes are key factors. The virus’s antigenic evolution appears to be characterized more by punctuated, sporadic jumps as opposed to a constant rate of antigenic change.
Infection with MV1 causes a systemic autoimmune disease (or autoimmune connective tissue disease) that can affect any part of the body. As occurs in other autoimmune diseases, the immune system attacks the body’s cells and tissue, resulting in inflammation and tissue damage. However, unlike most systemic autoimmune diseases, MV1 also acts as a mutagen, making changes to the DNA that can affect the transcription and replication of the DNA, which in severe cases can lead to cell death. The virus produces mutations in the DNA, and deleterious mutation can result in aberrant, impaired or loss of function for a particular gene, and accumulation of mutations may lead to cancer.
The most common outcome of infection with MV1 is increased occurrence of cancers. The second most common outcome is no significant effect. In those who have ‘other’ effects, one of the most common is an increase in Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) also called somatomedin C is a protein that in humans is encoded by the IGF1 gene. This results in increased muscle growth and strength, endurance, and lifespan. The second most common ‘other’ effect is involved in glucose metabolism and causes the recipient to run faster, live longer, be more sexually active, and eat more without getting fat. Some individuals benefit from both effects and more.
Documented beneficial effects of MV1 include increased strength, stamina, coordination, memory, vision, hearing, spacial awareness, IQ, language facility, rate of healing, flexibility, and cardiovascular efficiency.
Reported additional effects of MV1 include limited telepathy, telekinesis, pyrogenesis, teleportation, matter materialization, remote viewing, spontaneous translation, self-transformation, and significant ego domination.
A curious effect of infection with MV1 is the offspring of the infected are isolated from the virus while in utero. However, the genes of the parent, while normally expressed in the offspring, do not necessarily result in mutation. In the case of an individual infected with MV1, if fertile, the offspring may be mutated to a greater or lesser degree than the parents, including no significant mutation whatsoever. How this can be is still not understood.