Zombie Creation, The Virus

May 25, 2007 at 8:27 am (Fiction, Zombie, Zombie Knowledge)

New zombies are created when the infection spreads from the zombie into a fresh host, a human. Though it is also carried by tissue, bodily fluids present the greatest risk due to ease at which they can get into your system. Simply getting blood on your skin won’t cause the infection as it needs to get past your skin, and the parasite (which spreads the virus) is simply to large to pass through freely. Your eyes, mouth, and open wounds are your high risk areas. Small cuts tend to clot fast enough to not be at a great risk.

Though referred to as a virus by most, it is actually a parasite that causes the primary symptoms of the infection. The parasites feeding on the brain and spinal tissue are believed to be the cause of the loss of cognitive abilities, and most of the victims motor control. The parasite, presumably to lengthen the ‘life span’ of the host, releases a virus into the system as it feeds. This virus alters the DNA to such an extent as to allow the zombie to survive grievous wounds unharmed. Exactly how the virus can make such vast changes is currently unknown as many of the worlds more advanced laboratories are currently closed. It is not unheard of due to the DNA modifications for a zombie head to survive for many days or even weeks before dieing.

This union between parasite and virus have caused many strange theories, as many experts dismiss the ability of both to work together to such a degree. One leading theory is that though they do not naturally work together, that in fact they were engineered to do so by one of the worlds superpowers or terrorist organisations. Other theories go as far out as to claim it is to advanced for human hands, and could only logically be the work of aliens preparing the world for takeover through ‘nonviolent’ means. Still other theories believe it is a creation of mother earth to reclaim its lands from the ‘virus’ that destroys so much of the world.

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