SCP Involved: SCP-008
Date: October 31, 2010.
Location: Denver, Colorado.
Subjects Involved: The staff and faculty of Greendale Community College.
Description: Containers holding degraded samples of SCP-008 were found among the foodstuffs available at a Denver army surplus store. The recovery team was able to retrieve all but one of them, which had been purchased by the Dean of a local junior college in the Greendale neighborhood.
The recovery team was able to track down the buyer over the phone, and, posing as members of the US military, managed to contain the outbreak with no loss of civilian life. All subjects involved were dosed with Class-A amnesiacs and released with a cover story.
It is interesting to note that, according to eyewitness testimony, this particular strain of SCP-008 differed from others in that:
A. It progressed much faster than usual, damaging its sufferers' cognitive abilities within a half-hour.
B. One of the major early symptoms (Coma) is skipped entirely, although the others remain intact.
C. The condition can be reversed by cool temperatures.
It is assumed that the severely degraded condition of the virus samples is what led to the above changes.
Addendum: Further study of the containers and their contents has uncovered hints that this may have been an attempted biologcal attack by the Chaos Insurgency. Motive is unknown as of this time.
Explanation: SCP-008 is your run-of-the-mill zombie virus.
The Chaos Insurgency is a splinter group of the Foundation that gives funding to Third World dictatorships and terror cells for its own benefit, using the chaos and poverty caused by these organizations to perform radical experiments on civilians without being noticed, as well as an easy access to mercenaries and a cover for shadowy business deals with other factions.