SCP-371 | Macrovirus (SCP Orientation)

SCP Orientation is an archive of files of the SCP Foundation.

Today we will be studying Item number SCP-371: Macrovirus, Object class: Euclid.

SCP-371 is a macroscopic marine virus. SCP-371 specimens range in size, are somewhat transparent, and can be mistaken for jellyfish in water.

SCP-371’s physiology and behavior appear similar to ordinary microscopic viruses, although with several adaptions that make it a notable marine predator; most notable is SCP-371’s encoding mechanism, which does not use the direct injection of DNA or RNA, but rather numerous microscopic DNA-encoding packets, which enter host cells and use them to respawn the macroscopic organism inside the host.

As host cells replicate, they begin to encode extracellular proteins in the abdominal cavity, which form new SCP-371 specimens over time. Once specimens have reached 20 centimeters in size, they exit the host body in a modified bursting pattern, causing severe trauma to the host and often resulting in serious bleeding, internal injuries, and death.

Proceed to begin your training.

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