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
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?
Can I get a Friday the 13th "Chi-Chi-Chi-KhoKhoKho"?
Zombie snails - YouTube
^ Snails are mostly Nocturnal, there are reported cases of flukeworm species that specialize the types of members inside the colony - as well as as once killing the snail, use rhythmic movements to make the snail move so that it may appear alive, be eaten, and continue the lifecycle.
Grisi siknis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
^ Has recently made the jump from only 'infecting' Miskito People to people of spanish descent as well.
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
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?
*Don't watch it if you're easily disturbed, or sensitive to the suffering of children*
Poor Filipino Child With Rabies - Video
I'm really not sure how anyone could make jokes about this...sorry !
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
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.
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?
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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