SHORT EXPOSURE TO WHOLE BODY
Effect on young fit adult. Injured people would be much more susceptible - also elderly people and children.
|SURVIVAL IMPOSSIBLE - Central Nervous System affected. Lethargy, unsteadiness, convulsions, coma, and death within days.|
|SURVIVAL IMPROBABLE - Gut affected.
Day 1: Generally unwell, nausea and vomiting.
Weeks 1-2: Fever, profuse bloody diarrhoea.
Week 3: If still alive, bone marrow affected
50% mortality for young fit adults.
|SURVIVAL PROBABLE - Bone marrow affected.
Days 1-2: Generally unwell, nausea and vomiting.
Weeks 2-3: Fever, skin haemorrhages, mouth ulcers, loss of hair with more than 300 rads.
Day 30: Maximum bone marrow suppression, lowered resistance to disease.
|SURVIVAL CERTAIN - Either no symptoms or generally unwell and nausea. Fall in blood lymphocyte count.|