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Could a virus turn people into zombies?

For your Halloween enjoyment, here’s a video exploring whether it’s scientifically plausible for zombies to exist outside of horror movies. As the short film explains, the answer depends on what type of zombie we’re talking about. While the scenario of a mindless brain-hungry cannibal coming back from the dead is purely fictional, the potential for a virus to induce zombie-like qualities in a person is real. Watch the video to find out how that could happen.

Previously: Patrick House discusses Toxoplasma gondii, parasitic mind control and zombies and CDC wants you to prepare for a zombie pandemic
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