The recent scare of H1N1, also known as the Swine Flu, has many people concerned, not just in terms of health, but also in terms of what the future holds. Many of the zombie enthusiasts are keeping a close eye on this pandemic for any signs of the Zombie Virus.
Let’s examine what is going on:
This flu sprung up almost over night.
The President of the United States has pledged “great vigilance” in confronting this Swine Flu outbreak.
The World Health Organization has raised the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 5.
As of this writing (May 1st, 2009) outbreaks have happened in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Scotland, New Zealand, Spain, Britain, Germany, Austria, and Israel.
Symptoms include fever, cough, body aches, chills, and fatigue, as well as vomiting.
Infected people may exhibit symptoms between 1 and 7 days after contracting the virus.
It is no surprise that Zombie watchers are keeping a close eye on this one. Thankfully, there does appear to be hope with the Swine Flu. The CDC has announced that the use of Oseltamivir or Zanamivir can be used as a treatment and/or preventative measure of infection for the Swine Flu. No such treatment exists for the Zombie Virus, which is 100% fatal.
Now, why is this important for the Zombie community? Simply put, it’s a test run. It’s an event to keep alert of for when the zombie virus does surface.
For now we strongly urge you to keep in the know, be aware of what is going on around you, and understand that when the zombie virus does come about, it will more than likely happen exactly like this swine flu, only faster.
For now, let’s be thankful there are no reported cases of the Z1N1 virus.