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Scrofungulus

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Scrofungulus is a contagious disease which affects witches and wizards. It is treated on the second floor of St Mungos (OP22).

 

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Etymology

scrofulous: relating to, or affected with scrofula (tuberculosis)
fungus: organisms such as molds, rusts, mildews, smuts, mushrooms, and yeasts, many of which cause illness in humans

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