Another deadly aspect of the zombie is their ability to rapidly spread their undead scourge, increasing their numbers to vast measures. The bite of a zombie will cause its victim to quickly grow sick and die (usually within 3 days), only to rise again as a zombie.
There is no known cure for this virus. Excision and cauterization of the “bite-infected” area (e.g. – removing a hand or arm, etc.) has proven to be completely ineffective in halting a victim’s metamorphosis into the Living Dead.
The fact that the majority of the zombie movies arrived during the 80s during the height of the AIDS epidemic is difficult to overlook. The second wave that occurs after 2003 seems to be related with the bird flue and the H1N1 pandemic.