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National Geographic reports that a real zombie outbreak could happen

National Geographic reports that a form of the rabies virus could create a zombie-like epidemic if airborne. It's an interesting concept that any Left 4 Dead or Dead Rising lover could be fascinated with.

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mrmcygan2541d ago

What kind of zombies are we talking about, I am Legend type where they run twice as fast and can climb walls, or dead rising the game zombies.

Shackdaddy8362541d ago

They would be running like a normal person. But, they wouldn't have to bite you for you to get infected since its airborne. It would be like catching a cold - cept you turn into a "zombie".

So no jumping on your roof and going on a mad zombie killing rampage :).

AndrewRyan2539d ago

Rabies would take control and a person would have their physical abilities but no mental control, they would attack everyone in sight, bite, scratch, etc etc.

Dragon_Hiko2539d ago

There was a movie made about just such an epidemic in an apartment complex where this 'super rabies' breaks out and they quarantine the fire department that responded to a call inside.

DORMIN2539d ago

October 27, 2010

Pretty obvious why they made this article.

BISHOP-BRASIL2539d ago

Agressive raised from rabies isn't the only real zombie maker. Datura stramonium toxins and many kind of parasites that actually can alter mammals behaviour all could cause zombie-like diseases.

That's why I've beeing stocking ammo and food since '93.

Snakefist302539d ago

Well got a get my Shotgun!!

Bobbykotickrulesz2539d ago (Edited 2539d ago )

"National Geographic reports that a real zombie outbreak could happen"

Can't wait!

*loads shotgun slowly with a pissed off look on my face*

Bereaver2539d ago

But it also said "air born". And then it wouldn't matter how well prepared you are, unless you got a gas mask. But then, how can you eat?

DaCajun2538d ago (Edited 2538d ago )

Really smart man announce something like that on the internet. You do know that the ATF frown on stockpiling ammo and weapons and might want to visit you or keep tabs on you after that comment idiot, plus to announce it over the internet it even dumber. Also if the reason you are doing this is you are afraid of the pending zombie attacks you need severe mental help because you lost your mind a long time ago. You'll be the next gamer on the news giving the rest of us normal sane ones a bad name.

@Bereaver
You're screwed then you either succumb or die of starvation. One last option has a gun involved and I'm sure you can guess the rest. You can always buddy up with Bishop and live in his zombie proof bubble, lol.

nickjkl2538d ago

dragon the movie was called quarantine

Hideo_Kojima2538d ago

Airborne rabies that doesn't kill you as fast...

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IrieMars2541d ago

Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought the monsters in I Am Legend were Vampires? I remember in the original film, Last Man On Earth, they were known as vampires.

darklordzor2540d ago

Even in the new one they were vampires. Didn't come out in the sun and stuff like that. Not zombies.

toaster2539d ago

Yes, the monsters in I Am Legend are indeed vampires. The film is good but nowhere near as amazing as the book. In the book, the vampires were intelligent and could talk. They would taunt Robert Neville to come out. The monsters in the movie were portrayed as mindless beasts which strayed very far from the book. Anyways the point of the title 'I Am Legend' is that Neville is the legend now, instead of vampires. And now the vampires are the norm. ***SPOILER ALERT*** Neville actually says "I Am Legend"at the end of the story, right before he dies. He realizes that HE is now the legend.

Imperator2539d ago

@Toaster

Indeed man, the book is awesome! One of my all time favorites.

HolyOrangeCows2539d ago

You win; I'm going to have to check out the book now.

BISHOP-BRASIL2539d ago

Not disagreeing at all but in the movie vampires are inteligent too, Neville simply doesn't know before they breach into his perimeter and invade the basement just to save a female. Still they can't talk and aren't as inteligent as in the book indeed.

PS: Sorry for the bad english.

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SSKILLZ2539d ago

No we are talking about the George A. Romero movie where they can hold and fire guns lol.

xAlmostPro2539d ago

Dont worry guys i have this under control..

all i need is a car battery, a wheelchair and an assault rifle :)

oh and ALOT of tape!

On a serious note who wouldn't love a zombie outbreak, with zombies like dead rising zombies anyway :L

Bereaver2539d ago

Your mom, your friends, and everyone else except the N4G regulars lol.

You gotta think, every zombie "was" a person. Regardless if they were close to you or not.

zeddy2539d ago

rabbies can be cured before you start to show symptoms so bring on the zombrex but if you dont get treated your dead and i doubt you'll be waking up to bite someone.

ALFAxD_CENTAURO2539d ago (Edited 2539d ago )

Probably the Modern Zombie.

It will be a Zombie, but still intelligent enough to carry weapons and to interact with other groups of Zombies.

Damn Hollywood, what have you done with the old fashion Zombies?

Killzone3Helghast2539d ago

I mean the zombie type of people. Just grab out an axe or a chainsaw and start away. It would be so cool seeing blood squirtting everywhere

Leio2538d ago

@Killzone3Helghast

Your mind is so fuk'up i thought a zombie was talking :/

kesvalk2538d ago

well, look at the name, 6-yo are like that...

Killzone3Helghast2538d ago

I was kidding folks, zombies could never happen and even if it did it wouldn't be like people suspected it would be. Also the virus would more than likely be contained super fast.

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ipunchedGOD8982541d ago

Where I live, we call them stoners.

NiteX2539d ago

Wow that must be some seriously ill weed dawg! I couldn't imagine getting the munchies so badly to were you'd want to eat human flesh. Maybe if it was fried like a potato chip? They could call them flesh rinds!

Quagmire2540d ago

Whatever happened to REAL zombies? You know, the ones which burst outta graves in the dead (pun intended) of night?

Greek God2539d ago

they constructen an airplane trying to get to the moon..
apparently they crashed
thus the place is called area 51

Supman2539d ago

this a such a stupid article

SSKILLZ2539d ago

coming from the guy that is already infected and soon to become a zombie !!!!!

OtherWhiteMeat2539d ago

Nothing worse then a zombie in denial.

Supman2539d ago

its impossible for zombies to be real.

OtherWhiteMeat2539d ago

I'm buying a chain saw.....just in case.

toaster2539d ago

No no no, you've got it all wrong. Chainsaws require fuel to operate. What happens when you run out of fuel?? What're you gonna do.. throw the damn thing? Better invest in a katana and a few good bats ;) guns will only last you until the last bullet. With melee you don't even have to reload!!!!!