Mystery Illness Strikes Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg, VA – Health officials have reported an as of yet unidentified illness in the area surrounding Harrisonburg, VA. There have been sixteen cases reported in area hospitals, of which six of the patients have died.

The disease’s symptoms include a rapid onset of chills and severe muscle pains followed by a high fever, uncontrollable sweating, heart palpitations, delirium and then extreme exhaustion. In the cases where death has occurred authorities believe a combination of damage due to Hyperpyrexia and over-stressing of the heart are to blame.

The CDC has put out an alert for the surrounding area, telling people to seek medical attention at the first sign of symptoms given the fast onset time, and the high mortality rate seen thus far.

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