|Affected Races||Human and Nelfin|
|Treatment||Citrus juices and ginger root|
Alaine’s Illness is one of the most recent diseases to propagate itself across Aloria, being one of the less severe, however. Originating from the first cross pollination of Qadir and Ithanian trade, the disease melded two different sicknesses together into a nightmare of the digestive system. Those inflicted with Alaine’s Illness should try to lay down and refrain from moving during the later stages of the sickness unless they wish to suffer the ultimate symptom, vomiting. The disease is part of the trading landscape of the world and the clearest demonstration of the consequences of greater connections across Aloria.
Alaine’s Illness first appeared in 220 AC, and was subsequently named after its first victim, Alaine du Carbonne. A trader native to Ithania, he had recently returned from a voyage to Farah’deen where he had inadvertently infected himself with a regional virus. Upon his return, he resumed his other job in charity work where he became exposed to a common Ithanian sickness. Unbeknownst to Alaine, the result of these two illnesses mixing was the disease in its current form. Currently, research on a cure for the Illness is mired by its resilience and quick passage in and out of the body. As such, the disease is often left to pass through the victim and while this may be annoying to many, it remains non-lethal and easily soothed.
Alaine’s Illness is contracted through airborne fluids, which can be spread from sneezes, laughs, spitting, breathing or environmental hazards. Once dispersed into the air through one of these methods, the illness typically lasts twenty minutes and remains airbourne, not clinging to surfaces unless expressly placed there.
The disease is treatable, but also fades away soon after the worst symptoms manifest. Through continued consumption of citrus juices (such as oranges, lemons and limes) as well as ginger root, the stomach pains can be soothed. This does not cure the illness and at best, the stomach will feel bloated in most seated or standing positions.
- Some Ithanian women purposefully contract this disease in order to cover up their desire to remain thin, not treating the disease to allow themselves to throw up naturally.
- Alaine himself contracted the illness three times throughout his lifetime, the last time forcing him into relative isolation to avoid a disease he felt personally hunted him.