Researchers say zombie epidemic would spread like wildfire

March 6, 2015 7:35 AM

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Researchers say zombie epidemic would spread like wildfire

Using data from the 2010 U.S. Census and an epidemiological tool that can predict the progress of actual infectious diseases, the researchers scoped just such a scenario and presented their findings to the American Physical Society Thursday, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The Chronicle used the scientists' interactive online tool to calculate a zombie outbreak in the Bay Area. After placing the first undead "Patient Zero" in San Francisco, the newspaper found that -- using a recommended 0.8 bite-to-kill ratio -- the entire city would become infected within 24 hours. ...

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