Hephaestus fever was a disease known to the galaxy by the 23rd century. In 2285, Doctor Christine Chapel was investigating the fever on Vulcan. (TOS novel: Time for Yesterday)
- Its not known whether the disease was a Vulcan afflicted malady or whether she was simply studying it on the planet. Hephaestus was also the Greek god of technology whose Roman counterpart was Vulcan.
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