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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object class: Keter


Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX-1 individuals are to be kept in standard human containment cells, strapped to their bed to prevent movement, personnel are only allowed contact with SCP-XXXX-1 for ten minutes per day with a one day between each period of contact. SCP-XXXX-1 individuals must be cleaned and fed intravenously twice per day and sedated every 48 hours. All personnel interacting with SCP-XXXX-1 individuals must wear telekill alloy lined helmets as to prevent contagion.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a contagious neurological disease, passed through continued aural and visual observation of the affected (Designated SCP-XXXX-1). SCP-XXXX-1 individuals display extreme chorea, a movement disorder causing involuntary movement of the hands and feet appearing comparable to dancing.

SCP-XXXX was first observed in 1518 in Strasbourg, Alsace. Where over 400people took to dancing for over a month without rest, with many dying of exhaustion, heart attack or stroke. This was exacerbated by local authorities by encouraging SCP-XXXX-1 to dance. The order of Ys intervened by entering the city and killing the SCP-XXXX-1 individuals, the translated historical report is available below.

SCP-XXXX appears to be a heavily mutated memeticly propagating prion, hypothesized to have first appeared in the amygdala of swine in northern Europe during the late middle ages. At some point, SCP-XXXX began to emit psychic fields strong enough to affect humans. Although telekill alloy was found to be an effective protection from SCP-XXXX

Discovery: SCP-XXXX-2A was discovered in rural Malaysian Borneo, in 1977 during intensive searches for the last remaining cases of smallpox. A young woman named Dira Bin Mamat was seen displaying choreic symptoms and was brought into WHO quarantine. The clinic she was staying at became infected with SCP-XXXX within a week. As the infection began to spread to neighboring villages the Foundation was alerted and brought all SCP-XXXX-1 individuals were each quarantined in isolation. During a lengthy investigation from the Ethics committee into the effects of solitary isolation on SCP-XXXX-1 spread SCP-XXXX throughout the site due to repeated contact with SCP-XXXX-1.

The SCP-XXXX-1 individuals eventually expired from neural degradation after a period of several year, although SCP-XXXX-1A lived the longest, dying on 2017-MAY-07 at age 57 after nearly 40 years in foundation custody, from the temporary failure of her life support systems during containment breach, causing a site-wide power surge.

Addendum XXXX-1: 1518 report from the Divine order of the Knights of Kēr-Ys

The document below was found in a chest of other documents that washed up on a beach in Brittany in 1778, and was subsequently taken in by French authorities

It entered into foundation custody through the French Estate Noir during the Forbidden city convention of 1907.

The dancing diseased of Arghandōrahī

We arrived to find a twisted and horrible scene, of hundreds writhing as organ grinders jeered them on. The mayor rushed to my side and pleaded for a solution, saying his head burned from resisting to dance.

Hic'hwēr, our physician administered Imed to him1, after much deliberation and voting, it was decided to eradicate those infected with the plague.

We camped outside of the city and made our preparations. A group of twenty men would enter the city in the morning with their ears stuffed with cotton and their faces covered with veils and take those dancing aside and quietly put them out. This would be repeated for three days until the inflicted lay in a large grave by the Rhine.

We then sent our scholars to edit documents to rid evidence of the order's involvement, and the rest of the populace was paid handsomely in gold to keep their silence.

the sixty men involved in the eradication were alleviated from duty for the summer to recuperate.

Lord Grhī u'Keinga, Of the Divine order of the Knights of Ys