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You have already invented your disease. If you try to make it a real thing it will just crimp your style. What you have is fine and leaving big unknowns will move your story along. Name it after a place where it showed up and you have got your disease. I would suggest a viral disease or some spin on prion because bacterial are less sneaky. People ...


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One potential idea that you could base your disease off is chronic wasting disease, which can be seen in deer. While no human cases have been reported, it has been shown to infect primates, so it is possible that it could infect humans. Like Kuru disease and mad cow's disease, it is caused by prions, but as noted by the CDC it can be spread through bodily ...


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Cogenital Muscular Dystrophy + Heart Defect If your main character was male, you could have used Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, however, as that disease is sex-linked, it cannot occur in females. That said, it's still possible, albeit much rarer, for someone to contract cogenital muscular dystrophy. CMD is when muscle stop developing from the very early stages ...


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