There is no zombie apocalypse. The United States' Centres for Disease Control and Prevention made this extraordinary statement after a spate of cannibalism incidents hit the news.
"CDC does not know of a virus or condition that would reanimate the dead (or one that would present zombie-like symptoms)", agency spokesman David Daigle told the Huffington Post on Friday.
This is not the first time the CDC has addressed zombies. In the past, the government agency has released several tongue-in-cheek warnings about the undead.
Now, however, the CDC decided to weigh in on the zombie question in earnest following a vicious attack that happened in Miami last week, when Rudy Eugene, aged 31, was shot and killed by police while devouring the face of a homeless man.
The victim, 65-year-old Ronald Poppo, survived, but the incident has left his face horribly disfigured.
Eugene, who may have been high on drugs known as bath salts at the time, seemed invulnerable to the bullets piercing his naked body until the moment he collapsed, police said.
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