Yup, zombies. One of the internet’s favorite talking points. Reports of people dying of Ebola and then rising several hours later have spread across the internet like, well, Ebola. A mass of YouTube videos have reported the news of the rising dead along with a picture of one of the victims — apparently an African man.
Except, contrary to alarmist belief, the whole thing is a hoax. Well, that original news video isn’t, but everything else is apparently false. No reputable news outlets have reported on the latest outbreaks of “zombie people” supposedly also occurring in Liberia’s Nimba County. Two local news outlets “All African” and “The New Dawn” wrote up stories of the apparent zombies, but likely the tales have emerged from the hysteria surrounding the deadly virus that is plaguing numerous parts of the world — including a cameraman in Texas.
Sorry internet. Looks like you’ll just have to console yourselves with your cats and your bacon.
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