Scientists researching in the Atlantis rain forest of Brazil led by Penn State University Entomologist Dr. David Hughes discovered a four species of fungi able to turn ants into zombies by colonizing their brain and eventually leading to death. While the study didn’t assess the possibility of extrapolating these findings to humans, evil scientists could actually take advantage of this and create a zombie apocalypse.
A CDC surgeon advised that we be prepared for a zombie apocalypse
We have every reason to be afraid, very afraid. Not long ago an assistant surgeon advised on how to prepare for a zombie apocalypse but now it turns out that scientists discovered a new fungus that could turn humans into zombies. The fungus was named Ophiocordyceps unilateralis by scientists who discovered it in the Brazilian rain forest.
Zombie fungus was discovered in Brazil’s Atlantis rain forest
Researchers have noted that the zombie fungus, as it has been nicknamed, infects ants, takes over their brains, turns them into zombies and later kills them when it moves into an ideal location where it can grow and spread its spores. Even though this was demonstrated in ants, the same can actually be reproduced in the human brain by evil scientists leading to the much talked about zombie apocalypse.
Study was published in PLoS ONE, a peer refereed journal
Scientists led by David Hughes, an entomologist at Penn State University, came across the fungi growing out their victims’ heads in the Atlantis rain forest of Brazil and confirmed this following a few more studies carried out on the zombie ants. The study was published on the 2nd of March in the journal PLoS ONE.
Are we really safe from a zombie apocalypse?
While no mention of extrapolating the same to humans was made, any rogue scientists can ‘benefit’ from this scientific discovery and create numerous zombies leading to an apocalypse. What should we do in case of a zombie attack? What should we do when rogue scientists start turning unsuspecting doctors and other innocent victims into zombies?