due to the symptoms included, one can see why this could havelead to the belief in vampires. In fact, the old saying about garlicmay have something to do with porphyria. Garlic is known toaggravate the symptoms associated with the disease.With that aside, rumors over the years have been of a virusknown as V5.I have also include a section on vampire hunters. To methey seem to do more harm than good, and at best are annoying pains in the ass. They seems to follow in four categories, theReligious Hunter, the Buffy, Blade, and Role Players (usually kids,not a real threat) , the revenge hunter, and vamps huntingvamps. Some are just after the undead vampires, not sanguinarians. Others will hunt undead, sanguinarians, psy-vamps, and anyone they associate with. Some have even goneafter those in the gothic community. They don=t advertize their services online, at least not the real ones. It depends on where you are and what is the local atmosphere.Religious Hunters can be some of the most dangerous, and just about any court of law would find these individuals insane.They hold a deep seated belief that AGod@ has told them to killVampires, Demons, Evil Doers, etc. They won=t stop unlesslocked up in a psych ward or dead. They tend to go after anythingthey think is a demon, including goths. They can be dealt with,usually by informing law enforcement.The Buffy syndrome is usually some young teenage girl whohas watched too many episodes of ABuffy the Vampire Slayer@. Iadmit, It=s a cute show, but nothing to base life decisions on.Vamps hunting Vamps, or the Blade Syndrome (as I call it)seems to be a private matter between the Vamp community.Sometimes they are sent out to kill rogue vamps (those who havebroken some law in their eyes). Incidents such as this are rare. If they happen, I don=t hear of them. The Blade movie/ comic serieshas made this a popular theme.Role players are just that, players. Some get a little toowound up in the gaming world and loose touch with reality. This isonly a small number of gamers, most are law abiding, functionalcitizens. This kind is usually harmless.