It is currently Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:20 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Different Type Of Zombie
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 1:13 am 
Offline
* *
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 8:12 pm
Posts: 117
Location: Road Warrior, where ever I lay my head is home.
Hello all,
I may have missed this in previous listings but I was wondering of the creation of zombies. I know most tv shows and movies have their little spat. But raised in the county out in the mountains of North Carolina Rabies was one of the worst things contracted to my coon hunting dogs.
I just wanted to see if anyone might be like minded as me on that a zombie out break might be a massive epidemic of human rabies. Now I know that I am not doctor or scientist, just a dumb country boy but just maybe it could happen...



As always, welcome to any and all response


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 7:21 am 
Offline
ZS Donor
ZS Donor
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 12, 2010 10:06 am
Posts: 5226
Location: Maine
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/10/1001027-rabies-influenza-zombie-virus-science/

Quote:
"If a rabies virus can mutate fast enough, it could cause infection within an hour or a few hours. That's entirely plausible," Andreansky said.

But for the rabies virus to trigger a zombie pandemic like in the movies, it would also have to be much more contagious.

Humans typically catch rabies after being bitten by an infected animal, usually a dog—and the infection usually stops there.

. . . . . . .

A faster mode of transmission would be through the air, which is how the influenza virus spreads.

"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. The international nonprofit is devoted to "raising the level of zombie scholarship in the Arts and Sciences," according to their website.

To be transmitted by air, rabies would have to "borrow" traits from another virus, such as influenza.

Different forms, or strains, of the same virus can swap pieces of genetic code through processes called reassortment or recombination, said Elankumaran Subbiah, a virologist at Virginia Tech who was not involved in the documentary.

But unrelated viruses simply do not hybridize in nature, Subbiah told National Geographic News.

Likewise, it's scientifically unheard of for two radically different viruses such as rabies and influenza to borrow traits, he said.

"They're too different. They cannot share genetic information. Viruses assemble only parts that belong to them, and they don't mix and match from different families."

Engineered Zombie Virus Possible?

It's theoretically possible—though extremely difficult—to create a hybrid rabies-influenza virus using modern genetic-engineering techniques, the University of Miami's Andreansky said.

_________________
The Restless Dead http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=113&t=80397

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 7:27 am 
Offline
* *
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:44 pm
Posts: 179
Location: Hawaii

_________________
Image
TMK ME Medic Pack
Navy Water Survival


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 7:32 am 
Offline
* * *

Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:17 am
Posts: 727
besides 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later, the Quarantine movies were about a genetically engineered strain of rabies that created zombies.

(not as good as the info proivided by majorhavoc but worth a watch)

_________________
Image
Image
ICRS EMTB


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 7:42 am 
Offline
*
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:32 pm
Posts: 73
Or they could even be like the Zombies on Poultrygeist.

Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk 2


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group