Fear the Full Moon!

In Osprey Adventures

What do you mean it's still a few weeks until the release of Werewolves: A Hunter's Guide? Well, for those that can't wait, here's a brief teaser...

Elimination and Prevention

At the time of writing, the virus responsible for viral lycanthropy has not been identified, making it impossible to develop the necessary antigens and antivirals to prevent and treat the disease. Quarantine and extermination remain the only means of prevention. Although lycanthropy research is classified top secret by a number of countries, there are government and military quarantine and research facilities in various countries that are known or suspected to be involved in the effort to isolate the virus and develop treatments and immunization protocols.

Extract of wolfsbane, also known as aconite or monkshood, is frequently mentioned in folklore as being deadly to werewolves, perhaps because in the Middle Ages wolfsbane-tainted meat was used to control wolf populations. While wolfsbane is certainly effective in killing werewolves, it is just as dangerous to humans and other species, and there is no scientific evidence that it is especially deadly to lycanthropes.

There is a great deal more evidence in favor of the other traditional anti-werewolf weapon, silver. All viral lycanthropes exhibit a violent allergic reaction to silver, both in wolf and human form. Skin contact causes redness and irritation almost immediately, which develops into hives and blistering on prolonged contact. Wounding with silver weapons or ammunition often results in severe anaphylactic shock, which is usually fatal...

Coming 20 March 2015 (To see more, follow the Werewolves: The Hunter's Guide link and click on the Look Inside Banner for the book!)

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