Type 2 Viral Zombie:
Laboratories across the globe are experimenting with virulent strains of viruses like rabies and the plague. While the majority of these laboratories are working to better map the cells and find new, more aggressive vaccinations and treatments, there is a dark side to the world of viral science.
By increasing the rate of infection, severity and diversity of symptoms, and resistance to treatment, many laboratories and research teams are looking for ways to make viruses weapons of war.
A group of scientists in the Netherlands have created a strain of the H5N1 virus (Avian-flu) that is easily spread between mammals, while retaining its deadliness. Although the H5N1 virus doesn’t have the same effects of a potential Zombie Virus, this is a prime example of scientific curiosity playing a very dangerous game.
The potential that a human-made viral strain could have effects leading to Zombie-like symptoms is quite high. A virus that shares the attributes and effects of the rabies virus: heightened aggression, highly infectious, head-ache, fever, acute pain, and violent erratic movements, could be manipulated in such a way that the rate of infection and symptoms could not be fought or immunized against quickly enough to prevent worldwide spread. A virus of this type could easily create a pandemic of epic proportion, and crumble the world as we now know it to be.
Although exaggerated, the virus “rage” from 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later is a great example of a super-virus effectively taking over, and transforming large areas of population, in a reasonably short span of time. Type 2 Viral Zombies are not a-typical Zombies, though they do share characteristics with most types. These Zombies are intensely aggressive, ravenous, quick in movement, and highly infectious, but most importantly, they are still living human beings.
Though a Type 2 Viral Zombie can be destroyed the same as any living human can: massive trauma to the body, destruction of vital organs, blood-loss, starvation, etc, because Type 2 Viral Zombies, like Vodun Zombies, are living they should be treated with compassion and medical treatment whenever humanly possible.