The New Plague
or Limit 115
is a socially transmitted plague which arose in 2053
, killing approximately twenty thousand human beings in the United States
. The United States closed its borders and the first-ever national quarantine was declared. The source of the plague is unknown, but rumors persisted that it was a genetically engineered weapon.
The West Tek
viral research and close ties to the federal government eventually lead to them being chosen for the Pan-Immunity Virion Project
, a project later known as Forced Evolutionary Virus.