The Green Poison (also known as the Dollar Flu) is a previously unknown strain of the smallpox virus with no functional vaccine or cure (known as Smallpox Variola Chimera).
Description of the Green Poison Virus Edit
Created by Dr. Gordon Amherst as a means of population control, Green Poison is a weaponized super virus. Compared to the original smallpox, not only does it incubate faster, it is also infectious during the incubation period, meaning it spreads and takes effect much more quickly. The virus contains traces from six separate pathogens: Dengue, Ebola, H1N1, Hantavirus, Marburg and Swineflu. (Note: Swine Flu is a strain of H1N1). Due to the rapid mutation of the virus, it is highly difficult for conventional drugs or antibody to identify and exterminate the virus as well as creating a proper vaccine to the disease. There are some people who are naturally immune to catching this virus, but they are largely in the minority.
When people die of this virus, it is known as "cashing out" due to it being spread by money.
The virus is also referred to as Dollar Pox, Money Pox, Wages of Sin, Buck Flu, Dollar Bug, Cash Pox, Small Bill and The Legal Tender.
Amherst distributed via infected dollar bills during the Black Friday shopping insanity. Before people realized that it was smallpox, people took the epidemic for a particularly potent version of the annual flu season. When the threat of the pandemic became realized, CERA, the newly minted Joint Task Force, and the First Wave of activated Strategic Homeland Division agents, intervened and attempted to stabilize the crisis. Unfortunately efforts from all three organizations proved to be inadequate. The quarantine zone in Central Manhattan, where the virus and the brunt of the ensuing anarchy originated, proved too much to handle, becoming the Dark Zone, and the worst of the virus is currently contained there.
Tom Clancy's the Division Edit
Dr. Kandel is a Virologist and is currently developing a vaccine. With the help of the Division agents, she manages to write various reports on the Green Poison. After receiving viable samples of the original pathogen, she was able to conclude that it was indeed a manufactured weaponized disease.