The following is a list of sicknesses younger (and some older) vampires can catch. The ways in which they can catch these diseases are listed following, as well as whether the disease is fatal, contagious and all the like.
For the first wave of illnesses, we will have a random drawing for who gets what. Not everyone will catch something. But if you would like your character to receive an illness, please pm me ^ ^. More are very likely to come, and suggestions are more than welcome.
This is one of the oldest of the diseases. It is extremely contagious, and so a vampire with this is often quarantined to keep others from catching it. Though how exactly it spreads is unknown, the most likely it is air-born. This disease causes all vampires who catch it to simply waste away. It is almost like AIDs for humans. A vampire made feed on hundreds of humans in a single night, yet they look as if they were starving themselves. Their powers weaken inevitably, and they look as if a corpse would, moving around with flesh simply hanging from their bones. A vampire may suffer for months to even years with this disease. Like many of the other diseases, what causes this is unknown, but it is positively frightening to all young vampire. Intrepidia
This is certainly one of the most dangerous and quickest killers of vampires. It is glaringly obvious to all who has this, if the one carrying it does not die within the first few days. The changes become all to obvious, milky white skin, the inability to go into any place with any sort of light there. Even dim candle light seems to damage the eyes and skin of a vampire with this disease. Fire and sunlight may be the common enemy of most vampires, but those who carry this disease cannot stand any form of it, and most exposure to any form of light will likely end in the vampire exploding or bursting into flames, even if they are from the house of Luc Sveta. What causes this or why it is so contagious is unknown.
-Currently not contagious
This illness is one of the most recent ones to arise. It seems that the ones who contract this illness cannot summon the strength to call out their fangs. This makes it almost impossible for the vampire to feed in the most natural of ways. Even if the vampire takes another form, it's teeth remain that of it's human state and not in the least bit sharp. For the ones on fall victim to this disease, they still have hope, they must simply find different ways in which to feed and not draw attention to themselves. How this illness spreads is unknown.Stilumacre
This sickness is very similar to Intrepidia, and sprang up just a few years after it. The vampire's skin becomes a very very pale shade of white, almost paper like. Vampires who have this find that even the dullest of things might be able to cut their skin. And once this happens, even if it is a small wound, the vampire cannot stop bleeding for a long period of time. With all of this blood loss, the vampire is left in a very weak state of being, making them very vulnerable to attack, even by humans. If other vampires who are of the same age, or similar in strength drink or somehow intake the blood of a vampire who has this, it is very likely they will catch it themselves.
This is another one of the more recent illnesses. It is plainly obvious if a vampire has this sickness, it is thought of as a type of rabies for vampires. When one contracts this illness they begin to take on a more wild and disheveled appearance. Soon after thoughts become even more wild, the vampire lashing out for no reason, attacking all things that seem threatening. After this stage the vampire becomes almost beast like, stalking out in the night and attacking and draining everything it can, human and vampire alike. It becomes similar to the horror stories of vampires of old, very dangerous and very contagious. Those similar or lesser in strength and age can easily catch this if they are bitten or scratched by a vampire who has this. Even some humans have shown to be affected in some way or another if they survive an attack. It is thought that this may have come into being when a vampire drank the blood of something that was infected with rabies, though whether this is true or not is unknown. Vampires who do not remain in a house are at a much higher risk to this sickness. Frentergum
-Currently not contagious
The full extent of this sickness is unknown. None have died from it yet, nor have they shown any real harm caused by this disease. A vampire who catches this stands out among his kind though. Mysterious dark spots began cover it's body, in dark purples and yellows. Just what causes these spots is unknown. Some have found that hair loss can also be a result of capturing this disease, though this has only happened in a few cases. It is fairly new, and not contagious thus far. just what will happen to the ones with this is unknown, but it makes it rather hard to lure in a victim with so many disfiguring blotches, no?