This article uses an in-universe perspective.
The Campion Virus is a disease discovered in early 2007.
The following is a snippit of a conversation to a 911 operator:
On September 8th 2007 a 911 call is placed from a mobile phone somewhere in Northern California. The person making the call claims that he is at a pharmaceutical testing facility where they are testing Campion Virus treatments. The caller claims that some of the patients have died and are attacking people. The 911 operator asks if the patients are dead or are attacking to which the caller responds, “both.” This is the first recorded case of zombie behavior resulting from the Campion Virus.
Here’s what we know about the Campion Virus:
Take over of the body by the Campion Virus does not always result in death, meaning that a living person infected with the Campion virus can turn to a Zombie without dying. These are called Runners. They do not possess problem solving skills or the ability to communicate. They do however possess most of the physical skills they had prior to turning, meaning they can run in most cases. Those individuals who turn after death are slow moving zombies. Present day survivors have spread out across the globe.
MephedroneThe Campion Virus has also been linked to a drug called: Mephedrone
Mephedrone has had these side effects:
- Dilated pupils
- Teeth grinding
- Poor Concentration
- Little to no short term memory
- Eratic behaviour
- Strong changes in body temprature
- Increased heart rate
- Breathing difficulties
- Loss of apetite (or craving of meat)
- Discolouration of extremeties
- Hair falling out
- Poor problem solving skills
- Loss of the ability to communicate
Here are some links to news articles on zombies or zombie like people: