Bubonic Plague infects Martin Hall, little hope for quarantined students

Four unidentified students lay dead in the Martin Hall lobby. Large piles of garbage have accumulated in front of the entrance to the resdidance hall and caution tape has been placed over all the doors and windows. Photo courtesy of Jenna Klineschmidt (deceased).

Four unidentified students lay dead in the Martin Hall lobby. Large piles of garbage have accumulated in front of the entrance to the resdidance hall and caution tape has been placed over all the doors and windows.
Photo courtesy of Jenna Klineschmidt (deceased).

The Great Mortality
Staff Writer

An outbreak of the Bubonic Plague was reported by University of West Florida campus officials last week who said that it was the worst outbreak they’ve seen since 1346.

Center for Disease Control officials said the first case could be traced back to freshman Karma Rainbow, whose mother decided against vaccinating her as a child.

The Black Plague is a disease that is passed among humans via fleas that travel on rats. Symptoms include large sores on the groin, underarms and neck as well as regular flu-like symptoms. If not treated, the disease can kill in four days.

“There is no actual cure for the Bubonic Plague, but a lack of vaccinations may have caused the student to have a weaker immune systems,” said CDC disease expert Barbara Colon. “This could make an individual more susceptible to diseases, such as The Black Death.”

“Students have come in complaining about swollen lymph nodes,” Nurse Linda Black said. “Next thing we know we’ve got high fevers chills and their fingers are turning black.”

Those few students have long since tripled and have now developed a lust for familiars.

“Martin Hall is now officially a quarantine zone,” Officer Ratburn said. “Everyone who’s been in the building for the last three days must stay there until all deaths are confirmed. We hope to be able to send our medical team in soon to retrieve the corpses.”

While University Police have contained the spread of the disease, many non-infected students still remain inside Martin Hall.

“Everything in Martin smells gross,” said freshmen student Conrad Gessner, who managed to escape the quarantine by jumping out a second floor window. “It’s like a slum. There are students lying around. There’s trash everywhere, and all anyone talks about is how there’s not enough food.”

With this latest news of the quarantine, UWF’s administrative board has announced to concerned parents their plans for the situation in a public press conference.

“We expect there to be a drastic drop in class attendance at UWF really soon,” said Mary McClean, University Board Representative. “The students quarantined in Martin Hall aren’t expected to return, and we have already turned our focus towards the healthy students that remain at the university. We don’t want another outbreak to occur, and we are doing our best to seal off other suspected sources for the disease.”