What is this virus that has infested Pacific City?

We now know what happened to Pacific City – more or less – between the events of the first Crackdown and the upcoming Crackdown 2. We know that it was Catalina Thorne – former research assistant at The Agency – who had taken materials from said research and gone astray with it, forcing The Agency to end her employment immediately. But what of this virus? What is it? What does it do? Is there a way to contain its spread? But more importantly, is there an antidote?

Continuing the five-parts mini-series written by Ruffian Games Senior Designer Ed Campbell and animated by illustrator Alex Ronald, here’s the third episode dedicated to the virus itself and what this abomination created by Thorne actually is.