Investigation of the samples retrieved from the DCS Hi No Kaze have begun at NBC Laboratory Complex Eight at the Strata Institute of Science. For some reason all information on who recovered the samples has been classified.
Preliminary findings indicate the primary factor of Agent DC37 is a fast acting chemical hallucinogen masking the second factor which is a slower acting biological agent designed to be difficult to eradicate. It has been confirmed that the chemical agent acts upon the optic nerve, distorting the visual signals received by the brain, and that victims of Agent DC37 with self inflicted damage to the optic nerves block the effect of the chemical agent. It is unknown if this extends to the biological agent, but at this stage appears to be the case in the limited sample pool to date.
The intended effect of Agent DC37 upon its victims is to create a state of complete phobia, in which the victim will lash out in instinctual self defence at any nearby personnel. In the majority of cases the victim will be compelled by fear and by survival instincts. In the minority of cases, victims have been observed to self-harm either to kill themselves to escape the fear or to damage their eyes (more specifically the optic nerves).
The biological agents effects are less well understood at this time. It is known the biological agent is transmitted as an airborne agent, however infected individuals do not generate the airborne form. At this time it appears the agent can only be spread between individuals by exchange of bodily fluids.