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Dave Kelly
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Does anyone know what the viruses are supposed to be in the game (as shown in the instruction booklet)? It looks like the fat ovals are influenza, the narrow lines are TB (or maybe Cholera?), the long stringy ones are Ebola, but I can't figure out for the life of me the wispy yellow ones. Does anyone have any ideas?
 
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The viruses are apparently:

Blue = Anthrax
Red = Small Pox
Yellow = Typhoid
Black = Ebola

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/397199

Or so the above image claims.

Black is definitely ebola from the pics I've seen.
Yellow seems to be EColi based on pics
Red does appear to be influenza not small pox.
Blue does appear to be anthrax, but also bears a strong resemblance to Salmonella Typhi which causes Typhoid Fever.
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locusshifter wrote:
Or so the above image claims.

No claim at all, I just liked the names I saw in another picture...


EDIT: Among the hundreds of threads, I remember having seen one where the pictures of each virus were discussed, with the real-life correspondence, but I don't remember which...
 
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We usually go with:
Red - That one that turns you red and makes you die.
Yellow - That one that turns you yellow and makes you die.
Blue - That one that turns you blue and makes you die.
Black - That one that turns you black and makes you die.

or:
Red - Ebola
Yellow - Yellow Fever
Blue - Something that is not the other three and probably involves difficulty in breathing.
Black - The Black Death
 
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Nathaniel Barnes
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When I played it, we decided that they were Scarlet Fever, Yellow Fever, Black Death, and Western Civilization.
 
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