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    Dawn of the dead

    The movie got me thinking (Oh no not again!) when I saw the movie for the second time (I love this movie). Now I was wondering is it possible for a disease (unknown type) kind like rabies effect the human to cause them to go (insane, ect, ect..) like the movie?

    Though I know their will be people that will say “No it is not possible”, but how do you know it isn’t possible? There are many strange things that we do not understand, and have no explored yet.

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    from a web site I got from " The zombie virus comes from the same Mononegavirales family. The virus is propagated mainly through ticks of the family Ixodidae. The prevalence of these ticks in tropical climes is the main reason for the large number of outbreaks in those regions. The nature of the spread of zombie plagues generally depended on the place of origin. Most urban plagues were spread by aggressive rats that had been bitten by an infected tick. In the country, the tick would bite humans directly, or pass the virus through mice, raccoons and other animals."


    From the website as well..


    Stages of the Disease


    Stage One: Infection. Symptoms of zombie infection appear quickly: within one or two hours, the victim will develop a headache, fever, chills and other flu-like symptoms. Zombie infections last about mostly between three and six hours, during which the vaccine is 100 percent effective.

    Stage Two: Coma. Zombie comas are considerably more brief than vampiric comas. While physiological changes-slow pulse, shallow breathing-are similar, the coma lasts only between four and six hours. Only the very young and very old do not survive zombie comas. Zombies have been found as young as five years old and as old as 90. The vaccine is 50 percent effective when administered during Stage Two of the infection: the longer the victim has been in the coma, the less effective the vaccine.

    Stage Three: Transformation. Zombies awaken from their comas in a catatonic state. They are unresponsive to most stimuli as they shuffle about, trying to locate their prey. There is no acclimation period; a zombie will begin hunting immediately upon transformation.


    little more about zombies from the website..

    Zombie Biology

    Because of their catatonic state, zombies have been unable to offer any personal testimony to augment scientific research. Therefore, all we know about zombies is based upon empirical evidence. A person infected with the zombie virus is transformed into a single-minded hunting machine, with all changes to bodily functions serving the zombie imperative: locate prey, capture prey and feed. Overall, the changes that take place in zombies are more limited than in vampires, and primarily affect the nervous system and the muscular/skeletal system.

    Brain/Nervous System
    This system has been of great interest to researchers, as zombie nervous tissue appears to have regenerative properties not found in humans.

    brain: because so little of it is crucial to their survival, zombies can survive an enormous loss of brain tissue. Former FVZA zombie specialist Dr. Waxman Himmelburger tells of encountering a zombie who had lost over 3/4 of his head from a shotgun blast, with no apparent effect.

    spine/nervous system: zombies have exhibited the ability to withstand significant trauma to their central nervous system. In a famous series of experiments conducted by FVZA scientists in 1972, zombies who had their spinal cords severed regained the ability to walk within 24 hours. Thus far, researchers have been unable to unlock the mechanism for this process of repair.

    dopamine: the smell of living flesh triggers a large release of this adrenaline-like neurotransmitter into the zombie brain

    Sense Organs

    "Follow your nose" might be the zombie motto. A zombie's powerful sense of smell compensates for the weakness of their other senses.
    1. sight: due to degradation of their corneas, zombies suffer from severe myopia. In addition, they are colorblind.
    2. hearing: zombies go deaf within a few weeks of transformation.
    3. smell: zombies have even more receptor cells than vampires. If the wind is right, zombies can smell humans from as far as several miles away.




    The Science of Zombies - Part II
    Zombie Biology
    Because of their catatonic state, zombies have been unable to offer any personal testimony to augment scientific research. Therefore, all we know about zombies is based upon empirical evidence. A person infected with the zombie virus is transformed into a single-minded hunting machine, with all changes to bodily functions serving the zombie imperative: locate prey, capture prey and feed. Overall, the changes that take place in zombies are more limited than in vampires, and primarily affect the nervous system and the muscular/skeletal system.
    Brain/Nervous System
    This system has been of great interest to researchers, as zombie nervous tissue appears to have regenerative properties not found in humans.



    Cross-sections of a normal brain (l)
    and a zombie brain (r) show the
    extensive atrophy of zombie brain tissue
    brain: because so little of it is crucial to their survival, zombies can survive an enormous loss of brain tissue. Former FVZA zombie specialist Dr. Waxman Himmelburger tells of encountering a zombie who had lost over 3/4 of his head from a shotgun blast, with no apparent effect.

    spine/nervous system: zombies have exhibited the ability to withstand significant trauma to their central nervous system. In a famous series of experiments conducted by FVZA scientists in 1972, zombies who had their spinal cords severed regained the ability to walk within 24 hours. Thus far, researchers have been unable to unlock the mechanism for this process of repair.

    dopamine: the smell of living flesh triggers a large release of this adrenaline-like neurotransmitter into the zombie brain

    Sense Organs
    "Follow your nose" might be the zombie motto. A zombie's powerful sense of smell compensates for the weakness of their other senses.

    sight: due to degradation of their corneas, zombies suffer from severe myopia. In addition, they are colorblind.

    hearing: zombies go deaf within a few weeks of transformation.
    smell: zombies have even more receptor cells than vampires. If the wind is right, zombies can smell humans from as far as several miles away.


    Circulatory System

    As anybody who ever emptied his gun into an advancing zombie can tell you, zombies just don't bleed to death. Their circulatory adaptations allow them to survive wounds that would kill a human.
     Blood: zombie blood is thick and black, hence the nickname, "zombie oil."
     Heart: as with vampires, zombie blood is circulated by skeletal muscles rather than the heart


    Body Temperature


    Zombie core body temperature ranges between 65 and 75 degrees, making them slightly warmer than vampires. This is due to heat released by the various parasites living in zombie flesh, a phenomenon that causes zombies to emit steam in cool weather and phosporescence when in water.


    Aging and Life Expectancy

    The great irony of zombie life is that even as they voraciously feed, they too are being fed upon. A zombie's body is like a big petri dish serving host to everything from bacteria and fungi to maggots and ants. The resulting state of putrefication means, as terrifying as a zombie may be to the eye, it actually commits far worse offenses to the nose.
    A long-held, common misconception is that zombies are immortal. In fact, the vast majority of zombies live less than one year. It is possible to determine a zombie's age based on their external appearance; specifically, their level of decomposition, also known as necrotic degradation.


     Stage I: the skin is mottled and covered with open sores.
     Stage II: the ears and nose are rotting away. Loss of fingers and toes.
     Stage III: large areas of exposed skull and bone, loss of limbs. Much of the teeth are gone, and one or both eyes fall out.




    I love zombie movies I guess it is some what of a hobby...


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    lol, you got that from www.fvza.org -- You know all of the information, pictures, articles, etc. are just entertainment and totally manipulative BS?

    There 'are' drugs that can alter the neurological patterns of a person's brain, however, I don't remember motor skills being possible due to them, such as walking or moving.
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    Re: Dawn of the dead

    Originally posted by Torith
    The movie got me thinking (Oh no not again!) when I saw the movie for the second time (I love this movie). Now I was wondering is it possible for a disease (unknown type) kind like rabies effect the human to cause them to go (insane, ect, ect..) like the movie?

    Though I know their will be people that will say “No it is not possible”, but how do you know it isn’t possible? There are many strange things that we do not understand, and have no explored yet.
    Sure. The last stage of syphilis is insanity. This is what Al Capone died of in prison, btw.

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    somebody liked that movie? lol

    It was one of the worst movies i have ever seen.

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    Originally posted by vengeful
    somebody liked that movie? lol

    It was one of the worst movies i have ever seen.
    Reason I liked the movie the most is I am a zombie fan .



    Originally posted by Locke
    lol, you got that from www.fvza.org -- You know all of the information, pictures, articles, etc. are just entertainment and totally manipulative BS?

    There 'are' drugs that can alter the neurological patterns of a person's brain, however, I don't remember motor skills being possible due to them, such as walking or moving.
    Yes I know that it is just for entertainment

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    I usually don't like zombie films. I try to, but they generally disappoint me. 28 Days Later was the only exception, but that is probably because the film had a lot of thematic depth.

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    I just searched this on google and got this thread.... now that's messed up.
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