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    link to Dutch ministry of health on Human Mokola Virus (use google translate)


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    What does this have to do with "zombies" ? The Mokola virus causes a type of encephalitis ( usually fatal ), and it is one of the variants of the lyssavirus family :

    Mokola virus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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    Quote Originally Posted by Markus Hanke View Post
    What does this have to do with "zombies" ? The Mokola virus causes a type of encephalitis ( usually fatal ), and it is one of the variants of the lyssavirus family :

    Mokola virus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Read the arcticle before judging please, and again u can use google translate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redhaven View Post
    Read the arcticle before judging please, and again u can use google translate.
    Well, I read the article and agree with Markus that this is a silly misrepresentation of the virus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kukhri View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by redhaven View Post
    Read the arcticle before judging please, and again u can use google translate.
    Well, I read the article and agree with Markus that this is a silly misrepresentation of the virus.
    Shame on you! Don't you get it? They are trolling! Obviously this website is not from the real Dutch ministry of health, it's bullshit. Maybe it's just a coincidence that there's a commercial in the article about the newly released zombie movie ''Zombibi''.
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    While Zombies, be they fast -or- slow, are incredibly unlikely.. I truly fear the possibility. Anyone here familiar with the Grisi Siknis? Or perhaps the Flukeworm/Snail/Bird lifecycle?

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    Grisi siknis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    ^ Has recently made the jump from only 'infecting' Miskito People to people of spanish descent as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stander-j View Post

    Grisi siknis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    ^ Has recently made the jump from only 'infecting' Miskito People to people of spanish descent as well.
    Interesting, I had never heard of that one before.
    Clearly this has nothing to do with "zombies" in the classical sense; the described symptoms, however, immediately bring to mind certain forms of encephalitis, like HSV encephalitis for example. I would normally take Wikipedia articles in good faith, but in this case I do not subscribe to the opinion that this is a purely psychological ailment. I bet it is going to turn out in the end that we are dealing with an infection of the central nervous system here. My guess would be it is either viral or parasitical in nature. Just my humble opinion
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    Quote Originally Posted by redhaven View Post
    Shame on you! Don't you get it? They are trolling! Obviously this website is not from the real Dutch ministry of health, it's bullshit. Maybe it's just a coincidence that there's a commercial in the article about the newly released zombie movie ''Zombibi''.
    So you posted a link to a lame joke that members of an english speaking forum would have to translate to understand, then twice chastise those who point out this strangeness. Were you expecting a pat on the back for discovering the article?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markus Hanke View Post
    Interesting, I had never heard of that one before.
    Clearly this has nothing to do with "zombies" in the classical sense; the described symptoms, however, immediately bring to mind certain forms of encephalitis, like HSV encephalitis for example. I would normally take Wikipedia articles in good faith, but in this case I do not subscribe to the opinion that this is a purely psychological ailment. I bet it is going to turn out in the end that we are dealing with an infection of the central nervous system here. My guess would be it is either viral or parasitical in nature. Just my humble opinion
    Haha yeah, I use 'zombie' very loosely - mostly just to define some sort of sickness that makes people lose their mind figuratively, or literally, is transferable, and can infect a numerous amount of people quickly. I like your idea about some sort of attack on the CNS, maybe if one person has a fit, it triggers other people who are infected to have one as well? I'm just wondering, if that were the case, why it would predominantly infect females if it was a virus or parasite - unless of course it can be attributed to nefarious acts by the hands of men.

    I read something a while back about an experiment some madman created, where he gave animals a rage 'sickness' similar to that of '28 days/weeks later'. Come to think of it, I think he just removed parts of the animals' brain - or inhibited some hormone. This resulted in animals that pretty much just attacked each other on site. Tried googling it, but I can't find any sources to confirm this vague memory - it might just be something I 'think' I remember.

    One of my favourite contenders for the possibility of a 'zombie' virus, is a super-strain of rabies. Ever wonder what it looks like when a person has rabies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stander-j View Post

    One of my favourite contenders for the possibility of a 'zombie' virus, is a super-strain of rabies. Ever wonder what it looks like when a person has rabies?

    *Don't watch it if you're easily disturbed, or sensitive to the suffering of children*
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    Yes, rabies is a horrible disease, and still fatal in almost all cases where no appropriate treatment took place at the time of infection. It is interesting to note that both rabies and the Mokola virus mentioned in the OP are part of the same genus "lyssavirus".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kukhri View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by redhaven View Post
    Shame on you! Don't you get it? They are trolling! Obviously this website is not from the real Dutch ministry of health, it's bullshit. Maybe it's just a coincidence that there's a commercial in the article about the newly released zombie movie ''Zombibi''.
    So you posted a link to a lame joke that members of an english speaking forum would have to translate to understand, then twice chastise those who point out this strangeness. Were you expecting a pat on the back for discovering the article?
    Well, I got it from 9gag.com and I really liked to joke, I thought others would too. How unfortunate that's not the case :/

    9GAG - Dutch gov. warns for zombie attack!
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    Quote Originally Posted by redhaven View Post

    Well, I got it from 9gag.com and I really liked to joke, I thought others would too. How unfortunate that's not the case :/

    9GAG - Dutch gov. warns for zombie attack!
    While the bit about zombies is a joke, the Mokola virus and rabies most certainly are not. These viruses are real threats, and arguably constitute some of the most horrific ways for a human or animal to perish.
    I'm really not sure how anyone could make jokes about this...sorry !
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    On the other hand, the CDC really did have an article on preparedness for a zombie apocalypse:
    CDC - Blogs - Public Health Matters Blog – Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse
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    http://mysite.science.uottawa.ca/rsmith43/Zombies.pdf

    A study on survivability of a Zombie Apocalypse, using a few assumptions. If you don't feel like reading this 18-page study, to sum it up: Not looking good for the human race. If Zombies were 'fo real', instead of just faux real.
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    Although the idea of "zombies" has been at a heightened brunt of most jokes, would it be wrong to speculate that the science behind "reanimation" or some crazy prion disease may just beyond the horizon?
    And not just the stereotypical zombie that just has the "need to feed on brains".. Thoughts / opinions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iPandemic View Post
    Although the idea of "zombies" has been at a heightened brunt of most jokes, would it be wrong to speculate that the science behind "reanimation" or some crazy prion disease may just beyond the horizon?
    And not just the stereotypical zombie that just has the "need to feed on brains".. Thoughts / opinions?
    I think everyone must first speculate the very nature of reanimation itself before we speculate the nature of already reanimated bodies.

    But zombies today aren't just reanimated clumps of tissues. Anything that deduces a human to an antipathetic, mindless being is considered zombie-like, whether they had to die first or not. Movies like these are popularly called "infection films", as the pathogen immediately goes into effect like severe pandemic.
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