Bloody flux

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The bloody flux, also known as the "Pale Mare" in Meereen, is a disease that spreads easily and quickly. Its symptoms are fever, intestinal hemorrhages, and diarrhea.

It has a very high mortality rate, having been described as killing three of each four men in armies.[1]

See also Medicine.

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

After the Riot of King's Landing, Jacelyn Bywater reports that the bloody flux was spreading through the pot shops of Pisswater Bend in King's Landing.[2]

A Storm of Swords

As Daenerys' forces siege Meereen, the troops face starvation and disease. Ser Jorah Mormont reports three cases of bloody flux among their men.[3]

A Dance with Dragons

The Bloody Flux spreads through Astapor[4] and comes from there with the refugees that seek protection in Meereen.[1] The disease ravages both Meereen and its siegers from Yunkai and New Ghis.[5][6][7] The first known case in Meereen was brought over by a dying Astapori rider atop a pale mare, which gave the plague its nickname.[1]

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