|The Ebola Virus|
Weapon Level 11
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The Ebola Virus is a level 11 weapon. When played on a bunny, the owner of that bunny must roll the black die. The weapon kills the bunny unless the roll is higher than the weapon level. Lucky Clover, Lucky Horseshoe, and defense cards can help the bunny to survive.
The Ebola Virus continues by infecting one bunny per round counter-clockwise (counter-clockwise) around the Bunny Circle, skipping over ineligible targets. Once it has visited every bunny eligible to be infected, it is removed from play. It is also removed from play if the bunny it would infect next is killed by other means.
A bunny that has rolled high enough (or spent enough defense cards) not to be killed by the Ebola Virus becomes immune to it and is no longer an eligible target. This is true even if the Ebola Virus is introduced a second time.
- The Holographic Bunny and bunnies protected by the Containment Suit are skipped over by The Ebola Virus.
- Sunny Day can eliminate The Ebola Virus.
- A bunny abducted by Area 51 or the Mothership must immediately discard The Ebola Virus.
- The real-world Ebola Virus is a highly dangerous pathogen with up to a 90% mortality rate for Zaire Ebolavirus, the most dangerous form. It causes hemorrhagic fever and severe internal bleeding that will kill within three days. This usually involves blood coming in convulsions. To make matters even worse, all forms of ebola are highly contagious, and medical workers must be fully prepared to contract the disease themselves, especially if blood is convulsed out (it is, obviously, equally contagious). If ebola was actually used as a biological weapon, it would be much more dangerous even than anthrax; that disease at least can't be spread by carriers and has a vaccine, while ebola has no cure.