Erik was born in a small town in the northern parts of sweden. Both of his parents was of the national minority same (sámit) so when growing up he learned to hunt, survive out in the cold wild and reindeer herding. He was very close to his mother who unfortunatly passed away from cancer when Erik was in his teens. During this time Erik felt like he couldn't do anything, he was so frustrated and just wanted to help but didn't know how to. After his mother had passed away he realized that he didn't want to stay in the family busniess of reindeer herding, he wanted to help people, people that was sick just like his mother. He wanted to become a doctor.
The years passed and Erik graduated school and became a doctor, he was so focused on his carrer that nothing else seemed to mather, not his family and not his friends. Him and his father who where so close when he grew up drifted apart. After all those times when they had been out hunting, fishing and camping was nothing more than memories now.
When the outbreak happened Erik was working at the Karolinska university in Stockholm as a doctor and when he got the news of what had happened he was both facinated and terrified, he just had to go there and see what kind of disease this was. So him and a couple of colleagues went to Chernarus to see what was really going on. When they landed they assembled a team with him, his colleagues and a squad of UN military personal. One day when they went out to retrive an ''alive'' specimin they were were overrun by the infected. When one of the UN soldiers fired their first shot it attracted all of them and trying to escape Erik and his team was killed one by one, the only ones to survive was Erik and his colleague Sara who later turned after getting bitten. Erik felt the same as when his mother was sick, he felt helpless, frustraded and angry. He had to find someway to help.
Erik Andersson is still looking for someway to help people, he can't move on and the only thing that is still making him go on is the hope of finding a cure. This has made him careless of his life, the only thing that matters for him is finding a cure.