The Beetle Mole Syndrome (also known as scarabaesis) is a horrible but fortunately rare disease that sometimes pops up in the eastern deserts. The victim is slowly but surely covered in black, mole-like tumors. These tumors usually appear overnight one at a time, and can continue to multiply for three to seven days before hatching.
The surface of the moles is composed of chitin-like substance and can break if scratched, releasing a spray of puss and leaving a circular scar on the skin. However, if left undisturbed, the moles disappear after a time, leaving only physical and emotional scarring.
The victims usually also suffer from hallucinations, claiming that they see and hear the moles sometimes flap their wings when they're alone.