Yes, we all know that zombies in television series such as the Walking Dead or in movies such as World War Z are only fiction (for now) but it’s interesting to speculate on the origins and development of potential zombie outbreaks. So here are some ideas to consider relating to potential zombie outbreaks. Now it’s up to you to decide on their viability.
- Origins could be the side effects of scientific experimentation pertaining to perhaps biological warfare, or extending the life span of sick medical patients, or could be a new, virulent strain of an already existing virus such as rabies, etc.
- Outbreaks might occur as the virus is passed from person to person through either bites, or infected scratches which perpetuates spreading, leading to death and reanimation as a zombie.
- Once infected the body could undergo changes such as shutting down non essential bodily functions and reducing thought processes to primitive levels. Body temperature might no longer be regulated, and fevers would ensue; reducing the body to a seemingly dead or undead state.
- Speed of infection would vary based on immune system responses, whether the virus is contracted through a bite or a scratch, and where on the victim’s body the bite or scratch occurs.
- Zombie movements would be slow, lumbering, and erratic, and they would exhibit very poor motor control and coordination. We are certainly in for a world of hurt if zombies ever learn to run or to climb.
- Nerves and tissues would decay, emotions would be gone and zombies would be left with only a basic, primitive drive to feed on human flesh.
- Zombies would become hyper-sensative to light and sound which in turn would attract hordes of the undead.
- Zombies can be stopped by destroying their brain. Rifles, shotguns, handguns and edged or blunt weapons would all be effective in this regard.
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