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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Subjects infected with SCP-XXXX are to be fitted with a standard hydrostasis suspension apparatus and submerged in an acrylic glass tank to be filled at all times with isotonic saline solution. The top of the containment tank is to be fitted with a stainless steel grill with holes no larger than one millimeter in diameter. The grill should be routinely inspected for damage and replaced immediately if any should be found.

The bottom of the tank should possess a similar steel grill that can be removed to reveal a filtration passage when draining the tank. This filtration unit will be accessible from beneath the tank and fitted with an electric cremation unit fitting DSPER-class specifications.

Sterilization procedures must be carried out every 48 hours by Class D personnel. During sterilization process, containment tank should remain empty for more than ten minutes before refilling. In the event of a containment breach, security personnel authorized for Level 4 bio-hazard containment response are to be deployed.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a virus bearing strong resemblance to certain strains of papillomavirus and ██████-████ virus. Infection by the organism has so far proven to be exclusive to humans, with contamination causing stage one symptoms to develop between ten and fifteen hours after initial exposure. As symptoms begin to appear, individuals infected by SCP-XXXX begin developing wart-like growths of various densities and surface areas along the torso, limbs, face, and ████.

Twenty to thirty-five hours after manifestation of stage one symptoms, stage two symptoms begin manifesting. The growths begin to develop humanoid features, including arms, feet, and facial structures. As time passes, the growths begin to develop into instances of SCP-XXXX-1. The growths begin to appear more humanoid, with proportions and level of activity depending on the origin of the growth. See document 2458-Omicron for further details.

Stage three infected individuals develop symptoms after an additional twenty to thirty hours after manifestation of stage two symptoms. At this point, fully-formed instances of SCP-XXXX-1 begin budding off the epidermis of the infected individual, becoming fully mobile, or as much as possible given their body structure. SCP-XXXX-1 instances have been observed to initially be non-sapient, but their collective intelligence seems to increase as more instances of SCP-XXXX-1 bud off the host body Revised, see test log A-3.

The organisms appear to serve two main purposes: to feed and ensure the survival of the host by collecting and providing nourishment and administering it either orally or ████████ if host body is ██████████, and to spread SCP-XXXX through contact of bodily fluids by scratching, biting, or ████████ the esophagus of an uninfected individual. After separating from the host body, instances of SCP-XXXX-1 do not seem to require sustenance, but are susceptible to suffocation. Instances naturally expire after 48 to ███ hours.

All interviewed subjects infected with the organism have attested that infection does not cause any pain, although some have stated the growths cause mild irritation, comparable to that caused by a common mosquito bite.

Although some subjects claim that instances of SCP-XXXX-1 have communicated with them, no audio equipment has recorded these communications. Despite several instances of the organisms possessing oral structures and vocalizations, all attempts at communicating with them has failed.

Addendum XXXX-A: Status of subjects infected by SCP-XXXX

  • SCP-XXXX-A (deceased): Identity unknown. Found deceased upon initial recovery operation in ██████████████████, Finland on 19-04-20██. ███ instances of SCP-XXXX-1 were located on site. █ specimens survived transfer to Site-██.
  • SCP-XXXX-B (deceased): Personnel D-23859 was infected with SCP-XXXX on 23-04-20██. Subject expired during testing (see test log A-1).
  • SCP-XXXX-C (deceased): Personnel D-56312 was infected with SCP-XXXX on 03-06-20██. Experimentation terminated after subject was deemed psychologically unfit. Following a failed containment breach, subject was terminated (see breach report 234-Epsilon-17).
  • SCP-XXXX-D-1: Personnel D-24513 was co-infected with SCP-XXXX-D-2 on 19-08-20██. Subject is currently secured at Site ██.
  • SCP-XXXX-D-2 (deceased): Personnel D-81230 was co-infected with SCP-XXXX-D-2 on 19-08-20██. Subject expired during testing (see test log A-6).

Addendum XXXX-B: Document 2458-Omicron
Following test XXXX-A-3, designations have been drafted for different identified types of SCP-XXXX-1 instances. SCP-XXXX-1 varies in size, but generally is found between 12 to 30 centimeters in size.

Classification Origin Physiology Determined Role
SCP-XXXX-1-A Torso, buttocks, shoulders, calves Varying, generally possess enlarged limbs, malformed cephalic region, one or two eyes Specimens seem to posses a role akin to a worker, collecting and transporting food to the host. They appear to be produced most commonly.
SCP-XXXX-1-B Forearms, thighs, hands, feet The torso is engorged and dominated by a central eye. Limbs are elongated but emaciated. Cephalic region is often under-developed or non-existent. Specimens possess more refined motor skills, capable of handling sensitive objects or delivering nourishment to the host body. More feeble than type A specimens.
SCP-XXXX-1-C Head Enlarged cephalic region present, with reduced to non-existent limbs. Presence of one or two oral structures and zero to five ocular structures. Specimen appears to have higher cognitive functions than others, and is capable of somehow communicating with other SCP-XXXX-1 instances to solve complex problems. Usually immobile without asisstance.
SCP-XXXX-1-D ████ Legs are significantly reduced, while arms and torso have developed significant musculature. Absence of a neck, but the cephalic region is enlarged to make room for an oral structure with predatory incisors. Largest of the specimens, reaching sizes up to 30cm. Warrior-type specimen. Their physiology causes them to adopt a knuckle-walking gait. Typically passive, but aggressive towards humans not infected by SCP-XXXX. Saliva contains a high concentration of SCP-XXXX. Despite the prominent oral development, the specimen takes no interest in feeding.

+ Breach Report 234-Epsilon-17