According to the very highly regarded British Medical Journal, a zombie apocalypse spreading across the globe is actually a possibility. Mind you there are a handful of caveats, but the globalization of commerce and the inability for governments to work together will mean such a disease could spread super-fast and leave everyone fending for themselves. I know I’m ready if it happens, how about you guys?
From the Solanum virus in World War Z to Trixie in The Crazies, books, films and TV shows have spent decades highlighting the, albeit fictional, threat of a zombie apocalypse.
But such a threat may be more real than first thought.
A researcher from Ohio has published a study that looks at the rise of fictional ‘zombie’ infections in a tongue-in cheek way to draw attention to the real-word threat of how diseases spread.
She also uses it as a ‘wake-up’ call for the medical and community to fund research into how countries tackle outbreaks – using the recent Ebola crisis as an example. Continue Reading