Lyssa X (noun): Lyssa X (also called "Lyssavirus X" or "Rabies X") refers to a mutation of Rabies with a much shorter incubation period of several days, as opposed to several weeks. Rabies, one of many similar viruses in the Lyssavirus Genus
, is characterized by causing those infected to become highly aggressive, irrational, and unresponsive to attempts at communication. Other than its rapid onset, Lyssa X is otherwise identical to Rabies. Rabies is kept from rapidly spreading because it can take anywhere from 3 weeks to 2 years to affect it's host, but Lyssa X has overcome this limitation. The term Lyssa X was originally coined by OZORT
, and is considered a fictional virus
. It is also considered a zombie virus
by zombie survivalist
groups, as this mutation could very easily lead to a widespread zombie outbreak
"Lyssa": Greek, Frenzy
If Rabies ever mutates into Lyssa X, we're all fucked.