The Medical Pamphlet is an artifact that can be found in "The Outskirts". It contains information on the Cordyceps Brain Infection.


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The Center for Disease Control has produced this pamphlet on Cordyceps Brain Infection (CBI) to increase awareness and prevention of infection.


  • The Cordyceps mushroom is a parasitic fungi that can take over a host's mind and alter its behavior. Until recently it has only affected insects and some arthropods. A new species has emerged with the ability to target human hosts.


  • The two known ways to contract CBI are:
  •  Breathing the spores emitted by the Cordyceps.
  •  Contact with bodily fluids of a person infected with CBI, usually by being bitten.


  • After initial infection, the parasite travels to the host's brain over a period of one to two days.
  • The incubation concludes when the Cordyceps has taken over all major bodily functions of the host (Stage One CBI).


  • Stage One CBI patients display erratic and violent behavior, lashing out at anyone around them.
  • Eventually the fungus pushes through the host's tissue to allow for the release of airborne spores. 


  • There is no vaccine for CBI, nor any known treatment to lengthen the incubation period.


  • CBI can be diagnosed using a blood or microscopic imaging test (usually administered against the ear). Within minutes of contraction, the results of this test will come out positive. 


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