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Zombie apocalypse? CDC says not to worry
The Star-Ledger

In light of so many disturbing instances of cannibalism in recent weeks, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is making one thing clear: Zombies do not exist.

Some have joked that the zombie apocalypse must be finally upon us, considering recent news. There was the horrific face-eating arrest in Miami, the Maryland student who claims to have eaten his roommate’s heart and brain, the Canadian porn star accused of killing, eating and dismembering another man, and the New Jersey man who stabbed himself then threw his skin and intestines at police.

Just to be clear, the CDC spelled it out in an email to The Huffington Post: The walking dead are not responsible, nor do they exist. « CDC does not know of a virus or condition that would reanimate the dead (or one that would present zombie-like symptoms), » wrote agency spokesman David Daigle in an email to The Huffington Post.

Maybe it’s a relief to pretend zombies are among us, that real people aren’t capable of such atrocities. Maybe that’s why as of Friday afternoon “zombie apocalypse” was the second most popular search term on Google, behind “national doughnut day” at No. 1 and ahead of “bath salts” at No. 3.

Si une invasion de zombies n’est pas à craindre, on peut se questionner sur la santé mentale des gens qui y ont cru…