What Goes Around, Comes Around

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WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND
General Data
*SIM Type: SS Athena Missions
*Production number: ATH-RP003
*Initiated: 090714
*Ended: 090714
*Year: 2384
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*SIM Concept: Khol McDonnell
*Historian: Thallanor Rasmuson

CMO Khol McDonnell receives a disturbing communique from Starfleet Medical HQ regarding a new virus.


Prelude

Chief Medical Officer's log, stardate 090714:

It has been an eventful week for Starfleet Medical. I learned from my weekly communique with my mentor at Starfleet Medical HQ of a new discovery in the treatment of what can only be described as a "psycho-social" virus which has plagued one of the outpost colonies in the Alpha quadrant. It's symptoms are hard to spot at first but once it's infection begins... it becomes apparent to most except the patient himself. It is characterized by maniac outbursts followed by extremely uncharacteristic behavior which ultimately ends in a severe, recurring depression. In ancient days, they might have referred to it as a "bipolar/dissociative disorder" and treated it with a chemical/talk therapy combination. But this is a true infection, and thus should be handled quite differently.


Events

Research of this virus indicates that it is similar to one that Doctor Leonard McCoy treated on the USS Enterprise NCC-1701. The main difference is that the vaccine is based upon the virus itself. Tranmission has been narrowed down to close contact with affected inviduals. Unlike some viruses, this one requires sustained and repetitive periods of contact.

Khol McDonnell soon started to suspect a possible infection spreading throughout United Federation Starfleet and in preparation, started replicating the vaccine samples provided by Starfleet Medical HQ in hopes that it would not be required.