PTA Research Foundation
Virology Section Lab Supervisor
Suite 101 PTARF, NIH
Annual Findings Report: PTA Viral Origins, effects on infected humans, and projected mutations
PTA is a highly aggressive parasitic virus, airborne to approximately a two yard radius from the infected. The parasite has been documented in humans since CE 2012. The average incubation period between infection and activation is 75 hours. The parasite procreates by cellular fission, therefore the former theories that the original infection was in 2010 and the original activation didn’t occur til after hatching has been proven unsound.
The immediate effects of PTA infection are apparent after an average of 3 hours. The infected will display extreme flu-like symptoms, hence the original name, Flu X. Within 24 hours, the infected is extremely dehydrated, regardless of IV fluids. The flu-like symptoms persist until death. The cause for these symptoms seems to be the rapid multiplication of the parasites within the infected’s body. During the 72 incubation hours, the individual parasites multiply at a rate of 200% per hour. It is aggressive from the first infection, absorbing cells and tissue like a cancer, usually starting in the lungs and stomach. The key difference between the effects of this virus and those of a cancer is that, while a cancer will simply devour and destroy tissue, the virus devours tissue and changes the construction of the DNA before relocating. In 52 hours, most infected humans are catatonic, and within 72 hours, all signs of human life are extinguished.
There has been limited, incomplete research on infected human bodies after death, however there is documented evidence that the parasite causes the bodies to move. It appears that it has mutated in such a way that it begins devouring and changing the brain and spinal cord in such a way that the body will appear to come back to life, muscles move and quickly adapt to a sort of walk. General protocol is to destroy the brain and upper spinal cord by three shots to the facial area, thereby stopping the body from moving. We have found that, although the body is then paralyzed, the parasites inside remain alive.
There is reason to believe that, after the human host is fully out of order, the parasite will continue to survive for up to a year, however it loses its aggression after one month. It appears to ration the human remains for it to survive as long as possible. The next rational step in understanding the parasite will be studying the brain activity in a functioning infected cadaver. From eyewitness reports of researchers and civilians alike, the functioning cadavers eventually display signs of self-awareness and aggression towards humans and animals.