The Bug thought of as a "flu-like illness" is a disease created by The Trust and became known to the general public in Washington, D.C. on April 19th by a article published by Mariam Fulsoni. The after affect of The Bug's appearance persuaded many political leaders, citizens of influence and high security resource personnel to stay home from their jobs to avoid getting the disease, leaving several high-security areas understaffed. Symptoms of The Bug first appeared in March and included internal burning sensations and flu-like symptoms. Those that had The Bug were issued into nearby hospitals. Doctors became frustrated with the lack of treatments available for patients. City officials urged citizens to avoid contact with those infected as a precaution and A city wide quarantine was under consideration.