Triangulum Measles is an illness that turns from an annoying rash to deadly virus in about 5 weeks.
The illness starts as Protozoa. They first attack epithelial cells, and spread over the muscles, to the internal organs and finally the brain, which causes death. Triangulum measles is relatively easy to treat, and is treated with a cream that is applied 3 times daily. In the pre-fall Commonwealth, this aliment was easily treated, and was looked at as a minor irritant at best. But after the Long Night, medical help became difficult to obtain and the disease swept across the Known Space.
Seamus Harper had it when he first boarded the Andromeda.
- The return of a disease after a war is a reference to real-life disasters.
- The re-emergence of Triangulum Measles and the overall chaos is similiar to the Klingon-Cardassian War in "Star Trek". Rudellian plague becomes a severe problem and the Maquis take control of the Demilitarized Zone.