Item #: SCP-095
Object Class: Keter
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-095 is to be stored within a class one containment chamber with the additional measure of a full room fuel air explosive device, to be detonated in the event of containment breach or full communications failure from Bio-Research Site 3. All personnel inspecting or tending to SCP-095 must wear Level A hazmat suits, and submit to a thorough medical inspection and complete decontamination procedures.
Description: First located in ██89 in [DATA EXPUNGED], SCP-095 was initially believed to be a virus or bacterial organism that had an unusually aggressive method of attack (Initial losses in [DATA EXPUNGED]: 231 civilians dead, 231 civilian patients. 8 staff dead, 8 staff patients. 95% infection rate, 100% mortality rate.) Studies in 1994, however, found SCP-095 to be the microscopic larvae of an unknown species. Once present inside the body, the larvae, following an inactive period of 2-3 weeks cause a sudden fever leading to kidney, liver and heart failure. In 76% of initial and subsequent cases, it was also found that large infestations had developed in the brain – specifically those regions associated with choice and movement.
While containment was achieved in the first outbreak, there have been 17 more to date, on every continent (including Antarctica – A research team believed to have gone missing was found to show the characteristic kidney damage and cysts that accompany SCP-095 infestation). All outbreaks have been contained and explained as flu outbreaks.
In 1998, following a carefully controlled experiment utilizing only one parasite and several hosts, a full grown specimen of SCP-095 was obtained and found to be an annelid approximately 17.5cm in length, of a light green shade. Internally the annelid possessed a primitive digestive system, a small brain, and an extremely large and productive asexual reproductive system.
The larvae have been found to survive for up to six days in water or other compatible liquids, six months in animal tissue, and up to a day in open air. Accordingly, it is believed that even following a full containment of an outbreak there is a possibility of further outbreaks in the surrounding area.