August 2nd, 2014 - “Пацијент Нула”
August 2nd is the day that all post-Soviet countries celebrate as the official VDV day - “Vozdushno-Desantnye Voyska”. It is a big celebration for all military men and it is a holiday. On that day the Chernarussian Health Service has received a call from a woman living in one of the coastal towns to request assistance.
This is the translated recorded conversation from the local police about that phone call:
Policeman: ‘’OREL police station of Komarovo, how can I help you?’’
Woman: ‘’I’m sorry.. I just ran over a guy with my car. Looks like he’s in extreme pain! Oh god.. I.. couldn’t do anything. He just came out of nowhere in the middle of the street. I’m so sorry!’’ <em> </em>
Policeman: ‘’Do not worry madam, everything is going to be fine. Just tell me exactly where you are and we will send a unit to your location immediately.’’<em> </em>
Woman: ‘’Yes, please.. Thank you! He's in pain, he’s screaming and it looks like he's wearing prisoner clothing. I’m scared to get out of my car. I’m on the road near the lighthouse between Komarovo and Kamenka, please hurry!’<em>’</em>
When the doctors and the police arrived, the man started acting aggressively and managed to bite one of the doctors on the hand. The man was put into restrains and moved to the National Hospital for further studies.
This in the future will be recognized as the first public encounter of an infected in all of Chernarus. Nobody knew at that time where this subject came from, but he was wearing the uniform of the inmates of the Prison Island Facility, and some witnesses told the police forces that weird sounds and gunshots were already being reported the night before, coming from the island. Who knows how many of these individuals were able to escape inland that evening.