Rebeccalutionary 1

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained within 5-10 Class D personnel. These personnel (and all instances of SCP-XXXX-1) are to be contained within a small habitation complex in rural Argentina. All staff on site are to undergo Consciousness Test A6 (administered remotely) daily. Failure is grounds for immediate termination.

The containment chamber will house everything required to sustain the lives of the class D personnel, including a food store, bathroom, and resting room. There is to be a telephone in the kitchen for conducting interviews with contained instances of SCP-XXXX-1. The food store is to be supplied by entering Class D personnel. No materials of any kind are to leave the containment chamber.

At least two personnel with level 3 security clearance or higher are are to watch the chamber at all times via multiple cameras placed in the containment chamber from no fewer than 200 km from the site.1

The chamber to be made completely airtight. There is to be a single path of entry into the chamber, via an airlock through the main room. This airlock is to remain in vacuum at all times except for entry of personnel. The chamber is to be kept at 10°C.

No personnel are permitted to leave the chamber under any circumstances.

In addition to live storage of SCP-XXXX-1, a small vial of SCP-XXXX is to be frozen and stored in a vault within the facility.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a strain of rhinovirus first discovered in Artigas research base in Antarctica. There are no immediately apparent symptoms beyond that of rhinovirus B. Subjects infected with SCP-XXXX receive the designation SCP-XXXX-1.

SCP-XXXX is much more resilient than typical rhinovirus. The human immune system is ineffective, as well as antibiotics and other methods of fighting disease. No attempted cures of SCP-XXXX have been successful.

It is highly contagious, found to have an infection rate of over 95% after one day in normal conditions. Most personnel who enter the chamber are infected within three hours.

One hour after infection, the subject will exhibit symptoms typical of rhinovirus - sore throat, coughing, rhinorrhea (running nose), etc. Symptoms vary with patient as with typical rhinovirus, but the incubation period is dramatically reduced.

Within two hours, subjects without fail experience headaches more severe than those typically associated with the common cold. At this time, subjects may begin failing certain consciousness tests.

Within ten hours, subjects will have lost all awareness and consciousness, and will fail any certified consciousness test. They will, however, continue to act in a manner indistinct from their uninfected state. At this point, the subject has lost consciousness, and is a P-zombie.

Certain variables have been found to delay the onset of SCP-XXXX's symptoms. These include:
- Previous contact with any strain of rhinovirus B
- Healthy

Due to the severe risk that SCP-XXXX poses to humanity, multiple tests have been designed for determining the presence of SCP-XXXX in individuals directly. The initial set of

All nine scientists present in the base displayed typical symptoms of the common cold, without any other immediately apparent issues.

An incident involving SCP-████ demanded the administration of a class C amnesiac to all scientists present on the base. As standard procedure, all scientists were underwent Consciousness Test A4 before administration of the amnesiac. All nine scientists failed.

This was determined anomalous by the scientist-in-charge, and so these scientists and everyone who had been in direct contact with them were placed in Foundation custody. Upon further investigation, these scientists were found to have no sense of awareness or consciousness, failing all administered tests. Custody was formalised and two of the scientists were brought to site 270 for further testing.

Upon further testing, it was concluded that SCP-XXXX was the cause of this lack of consciousness. All people who had directly interacted with the scientists were administered tests, and the disease was found to have an infection rate of over 90%.