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The Eel Pox is a dangerous disease for dragons and people, although it is more severe to dragons. A popular fan theory is that humans get Eel Pox when they eat raw eel, or eel that has not been properly prepared (smoked, cooked or roasted).

Symptoms of the Eel Pox

Humans

The symptoms of Eel Pox involve a chill, violent sneezing, coughing, and a slight paleness in the skin. It also causes humans to have delusions and changes in character. Gobber thought that he was his aunt, Snotlout started persuaded dragons that they were treated unfairly and the twins became intellectually smarter and started carrying out scientific experiments. ("The Eel Effect"). This disease can spread to others as proven for the young dragon riders who weren't affect to the Eel Pox for amount of time as catch the sickness as they were waiting for the cure aspect for Fishlegs and Hiccup. Though it wasn't known if Gothi got the disease though she may had stay at her hut to be safe.

Dragons

It makes all species of dragons (except for the Typhoomerang) very sick and hostile, while increasing the number and power of their shots and even changing its colour. It also disorients their senses, dragons see blurry and contorted images. This makes a dragon confused and unwell, thus making it aggressive.

The Cure

The cure for the Eel Pox is listed below:

Humans

  1. 1 Buckthorn Root (lightly roasted)
  2. A dozen Rock Blossoms
  3. A handful of Goatweed
  4. 1 Wild Daga Plant
  5. 1 Bloodvein Eel

Dragons

  1. 1 Buckthorn Root (lightly roasted)
  2. A dozen Rock Blossoms
  3. A handful of Goatweed
  4. 1 Wild Daga Plant

Trivia

  • Eel Pox also caused people and Dragons to have delusions:
    • Gobber thought he was his aunt.
    • Snotlout pretended to do a Dragon uprising unity, but a Terrible Terror kept attacking him.
    • The twins thought they were "genius" scientists.
    • Toothless became hostile towards Hiccup.
  • Most of Berk gets this disease in the Defenders of Berk Episode The Eel Effect .

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