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.
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.
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 :).
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.
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.
October 27, 2010 Pretty obvious why they made this article.
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.
Well got a get my Shotgun!!
"National Geographic reports that a real zombie outbreak could happen" Can't wait! *loads shotgun slowly with a pissed off look on my face*
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?
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.
dragon the movie was called quarantine
Airborne rabies that doesn't kill you as fast...
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.
Even in the new one they were vampires. Didn't come out in the sun and stuff like that. Not zombies.
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.
@Toaster Indeed man, the book is awesome! One of my all time favorites.
You win; I'm going to have to check out the book now.
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.
No we are talking about the George A. Romero movie where they can hold and fire guns lol.
Hey I liked Bub lol
Maybe this kind of type http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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
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.
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.
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?
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
@Killzone3Helghast Your mind is so fuk'up i thought a zombie was talking :/
well, look at the name, 6-yo are like that...
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.
Where I live, we call them stoners.
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!
@NiteX lol You win
Whatever happened to REAL zombies? You know, the ones which burst outta graves in the dead (pun intended) of night?
they constructen an airplane trying to get to the moon.. apparently they crashed thus the place is called area 51
this a such a stupid article
coming from the guy that is already infected and soon to become a zombie !!!!!
Nothing worse then a zombie in denial.
its impossible for zombies to be real.
I'm buying a chain saw.....just in case.
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!!!!!
I got ammo.
Can't wait lol
I am well prepared for this scenario, my achievement list says so.
thank god we have Black Ops to practice,just in case
I've got the jump on ya about 2 years or so with L4D.
*in a old mans creepy voice* (siting in the back of the room) "sorry kid but you ain't seen nothing, those things are visions i....i been kill those thing since ....since resident evil 1" *the room goes quiet* lol
I been prepped ever since Zombies At My Neighbors.
1. Machete* 2.Chainsaw* 3.Propane tank bomb* 4.Kalashnikov* 5.Shotgun* 6.Arizona green tea* 7.Twinkies* and ninja Turtles bandages !. OK Good to Go!!!! bring it ON!!!!!!
@SuperDopetastic haha very true
Do we have to shoot them in the head, Nat Geo? George Romero would be proud.
thats all i wanted to hear im gonna be collecting guns and ammo untill it happens if it happens but im also gonna keep my bootleg copie of zombie land nice rules not goin for fkin twinkie though
It's already here... http://hubpages.com/hub/liv...
And the world will be in ruin. that will be a dream comes to reality.
Bubbles for the funny comments. I would say about 1/4-1/2 of of people in my country are already zombies in remission. Just challenge their world view and they may try to bite you. All I need is a big pile of snacky-cakes and a couple good katanas. I'll have to buy the Playstation move sword attachment so I can start practicing.// BTW: It would be awesome to implement the PS move as a means of cutting up zombies in 1:1
horrible article. don't even know where to start "some dude from some organization who has copies of a study from 1950 that they misinterpreted and cherry picked to...etc blah blah"
Rabies in an infected person makes it so they cannot swallow as it paralyzes the larynx and esophogeal muscles and a person would die of thirst and starvation and maybe even suffocate if the throat were to swell in addition to the paralysis. Usually a person infected with rabies is dead within 24 hours anyway. That's the reason a dog foams at the mouth, not because it's crazy but because it cannot swallow. I am a veterinary technician in case you were wondering how I know this.
It's probably safe to say that we don't ever have to worry about the rotting, partially skeletal variety of zombies. Unless some mad scientists creates some sort of nanotech that can 'animate' things that are dead.
1.watch high school of the dead or read the manga 2.play zombie video games 3.learn how to make fire without a lighter.
I would mos def welcome the zombie horde! Nothing like slapping on a pro mask and going to town on the people you love!
So it would be more like I am Legend because the virus was air-born.
this isn't really news, 28 days/weeks later is based on a form of rabies
Really now? Well every better get to reading "The Zombie Survival Guide" We dont want anyone unprepared now. Heres a link. Get on that purchase and start reading! http://www.amazon.com/Zombi...
I can tell about 75% of the posts did not even read the article, LOL idiots. they clearly say 28 days later type of virus. "Mixing up a cocktail of viruses to create a zombie virus would probably give the human body the same reaction as a heroine, coke, LSD, Vodka, and meth overdose at the same time, meaning the person would be dead. But man so little understands nature so who knows right?" Wow.
God damn it KILL IT WITH FIRE! I'm serious, I FUCKING HATE ZOMBIES, love killing them in video games but god damn if anything like this crap happens I would hunt that fucking scientist down and kill him if he isn't dead already. Destroy that crap and never come near it again, the concept of zombies in video games, tv shows and movies is pretty cool, BUT DONT FUCK WITH THAT SHIT IN THE REAL WORLD!
Obviously. All we need is a mutated form of rabies dispersed through biological warfare.
night of the living dead like yes. 28 days later like. were all fucked. lol