Common Cold

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Common Cold
Type Disease
Symptoms Coughing, Sneezing
Causes Exposure,
Contact with an infected Survivor
Prevention Avoid contact with infected Survivor,
Face mask
Treatment Tetracycline Pills

The Common Cold, often referred to as a cold, is an infectious disease in DayZ Standalone.

Virulence[edit | edit source]

Invasiveness High How quickly a disease grows and spreads in an infected host.
Infectiousness Extremely High The ease at which a disease can spread from one Survivor to another.
Resistance None A disease's resistance to antibiotics.
Potency Low A disease's resistance and ability to fight the host's immune system.

Cause[edit | edit source]

Survivors in DayZ Standalone can become infected with one of several virus strains that cause the Common Cold in several ways. Contact or close proximity with other Survivors that are infected with the virus. Contact with items or objects handled by infected survivors, especially food or water. Prolonged exposure to the elements, especially cold. Once infected, if the survivors immune system is weak enough, death will soon follow.

Symptoms[edit | edit source]

Sneezing is the most common symptom of the Common Cold. Sneezing can spread the infection to other nearby Survivors. However, Coughing can also spread the disease. Even though these are 2 different symptoms, there is no difference between the two symptoms in the sense of how effectively they spread the Common Cold.

Prevention[edit | edit source]

Avoiding survivors and objects handled by survivors infected with the Common Cold is recommended. If contact is necessary, a face mask or appropriate head gear will decrease the odds of airborne infection. Avoid handling or consuming items from infected survivors is still recommended.

Staying warm and protected from exposure to the elements as well as remaining well fed and hydrated will also assist in prevention.

If your character is cold, it is recommended to take Multivitamin Pills as a preventive treatment against Common Colds.

Treatment[edit | edit source]

In the event of infection, Tetracycline Pills will help a survivor fight off the virus. The survivor can also fight off the infection naturally, but this process will take longer. Avoid contact with other survivors.