Airborne Rabies Would Create Zombie “Rage Virus”

Posted by on October 29th, 2010
According to the upcoming National Geographic documentary The Truth Behind Zombies, we may be a few mutations or lab experiments away from a full scale zombie apocalypse. If the rabies virus, which can cause violently mad behaviour, was combined with the ability of the flu virus to spread quickly through the air, it might be the right combination for our very own disaster.
“All rabies has to do is go airborne, and you have the rage virus” like in 28 Days Later, Max Mogk, head of the Zombie Research Society, says in the documentary.

While it is not possible for two completely different viruses to hybridize naturally, the possibility exists that they could be genetically modified and combined in a lab. Also, Zombie Research Society!

[National Geographic]

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