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SCP-610, also known as The Flesh that Hates, is a highly contagious disease, causing mutations to the human body of the infected, which has overrun several townships in Russia.
It spreads by direct physical contact with an infected individual. The exact origin of this disease is unknown to this day, but the creatures created by the sentient disease seem to be highly religious, implying a link to Grand Karcist Ion and the religion of Sarkicism.
The object class given by SCP Foundation is Keter.
SCP-610 started to affect close to Lake Baikal in Southern Siberia. The Infection first appears as a skin irritation. This will eventually start causing scabbing across the victim's body, before leading to victim's death. While the process takes a couple of hours, intense heat can speed up the process. five minutes after death, results in the victim's body are rising, their life functions are returning two or three times, and the skin tissue start's covering the victim's body reforming into what is pictured above the victim.
In this stage, the mutation occurs randomly, like the growing of additional limbs, and the body starts extending the fleshy substance across the area. Under unknown circumstances, the victim's body will cease moving and shall stay in somewhere suitable for it to "root" itself in order to keep expanding, consuming objects around it with flesh. However, if an infected victim caught sight of uninfected living beings, it would proceed itself towards them.
Not only humans shall be infected. Any organic beings shall be infected by the virus as well, such as animals. Due to its contagious nature upon the organic beings, the human observation of life infected by SCP-610 is impossible to achieve and could only be achieved by sending drones and remote robots to observe the area. None of the human staff is allowed into the infection sites, which is so vast that the standard containment procedure is improper upon these areas. Therefore, those infection areas are isolated and are guarded by military forces in a safe manner, under the permission of Russian government itself.
Since the virus itself is utterly (and openly) dangerous and aggressive, coupled with the data from observation, SCP-610 earns a Keter classification. However, as long as no human beings or other organic beings enter into these infection areas which are under isolation, or any of those infected creatures leave the isolated areas, this object would be arguably considered as neutralized.
- SCP-610 is based on real-life sculptures filled with torture chambers, cannibalism, morbidity, and horrific creatures named Dream Diorama. Created by the Australian sculptor and painter Mark Powell.
- For more information: SCP-610 on SCP Foundation website