In March of 2016, the Fly Flu or F1N1, claimed 500,000 lives worldwide. This highly contagious virus currently has no cure. Scientists at the CCV (Center for Contagious Virus’s) have narrowed the flu’s origins to South Africa. These same scientists are working on a cure but have been unsuccessful due to the virus constantly mutating. Government officials have declared a state of emergency and containing the virus is the world’s number one priority.
F1N1 is spread through the air by coughs and sneezes. The virus is also spread by touching contaminated surfaces and then touching the eyes or mouth. F1N1 can live on contaminated surfaces for up to three days. A person may be infected and not show symptoms for up to two weeks. Testing for the virus is available however current test methods only have an 80% success rate. A person who is positive for F1N1 may show a negative test result within the first month of transmission. Symptoms include coughing, sneezing, sore throat, headache, fever, and nausea. If a person is suspected to have contracted the virus, it is suggested they stay indoors and contact the CCV immediately.
Robert Allen, lead scientist for the CCV, has recommended the grounding of all commuter planes and travel to and from highly affected countries. Allen and other scientists have gone on record to claim that the Fly Flu is one of the worst virus’s the world has seen since the Bubonic Plague in the 6th century. Allen is meeting with top government officials at a Global Summit in France to discuss plans for containing the virus and recommended quarantine zones.