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Walking ghost phase



The walking ghost phase of radiation poisoning is a period of apparent health, lasting for hours or days, following a dose of 10-50 sieverts of radiation. As its name would suggest, the walking ghost phase is followed by certain death.

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Treatment

All current medical treatments are palliative, largely pain management.

Post-latent symptoms

Cause of death

A painful death, marked by delirium and coma, inevitably awaits any recipient of such a dose of radiation, between 2-10 days after the completion of the walking ghost phase of radiation poisoning.

Sources

  • http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jmoilane/nuclear/Fallout.html
 
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