Researchers say zombie epidemic would spread like wildfire

March 6, 2015 7:35 AM

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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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