Diseases and healing

Vanishing Sickness

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



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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