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The Eel Pox is a dangerous disease that affects both dragons and humans, however it has more severe affects on 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 the chills, 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 persuading the dragons that they were being 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 affected by the Eel Pox for an amount of time were then caught by the sickness and then had to wait for the cure aspect from Fishlegs and Hiccup, who were searching for it. Although it wasn't known if Gothi got the disease, she may have had stay in 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, even changing the colour of the fire. It also disorients their senses, dragons see blurry and contorted images. This makes a dragon confused and frustrated, 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 Dagga 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 Dagga Plant

Trivia

  • Eel Pox also causes humans 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 caught this disease in the Defenders of Berk Episode The Eel Effect .
  • Eel Pox is mentioned in the School of Dragons quest, "Uh Oh - Illness on Berk!" by Fishlegs Ingerman.

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