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Vanishing Sickness

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Vanishing sickness is a contagious wizarding disease, treated on the second floor of St Mungo’s hospital (OP22).

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Although no other information about this illness is given in canon, the name suggests that the afflicted person -- or parts of that person -- vanishes. One can imagine that if the disease progresses too far, the patient simply ceases to exist, since vanishing in the canon is NOT simply becoming invisible.

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