Tuesday, May 19, 2009

H1Z1 - The New Strain of Swine Flu

The Swine Flu, also known as A(H1N1) virus has been lurking across the globe since its first outbreak in Mexico a couple of months ago. It had caused sudden alerts and travel advisories to common people and made microbiologists, virologists and medical doctors to work almost 24/7 just to monitor this new virus outbreak. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the virus had affected almost 40 countries and new cases were reported in India and Malaysia. It also claimed at least 150 lives worldwide with 8,000 cases that are positive in this virus.

Information, on the other hand, spread faster than the virus by means of television, radio, and the internet. While reading some news articles from the official pages of CNN and BBC, I clicked on a certain link and was surprised by this headline:

Swine Flu Quickly Turns Into Zombie Swine Flu, H1N1 Is Now H1Z1

This is an excerpt from an alleged viral mutation:

It is said that the swine flu zombie strain can resurrect a human after his death. After what happened in London with the zombism, WHO has raised the alert level to 6, and now it is clear that a pandemic is imminent. WHO officials reported that after two hours after the initial death of a zombie swine flu victim, the H1Z1 virus can restart the heart of a person who will quickly behave in “extremely violent ways” due to a mixture of brain damage and an unknown chemical released into the victim’s blood during his resurgence.

The satire-report says that there have been multiple cases of the zombie swine flu including one in the Netherlands where a 3-year-old child died and then returned to life in order to lunge at his mother.


So, is this the “dawn of the dead”? Probably not.

First of all, if the mutation of H1N1 to H1Z1 really occurred in real life, then the mutation rate of H1N1 is impossibly fast. Though, the nature of some viruses is not predictable, there’s no way that a human being will be transformed into a deranged zombie by just a single virus.

Another thing, we must have listened to our high school biology teachers. These scoundrels who have made this fake news weren’t participative during the lectures in their Biology class. Apparently, viruses CAN’T live and reproduce without its host. When a host dies, the virus also dies inside the body of its host. Viruses are found wherever there is life. There are no molecular proofs that a virus is capable to revivify dead people.

The alleged new zombie strain of H1N1 is just crazy… a fictitious news.

I can’t consider this as news for crying out loud. It’s just a practical joke, trying hard to be the latest internet sensation.


  1. Woah! This is scary. For a moment I thought the world would turn into a living hell. Naalala ko tuloy yung isang movie wherein may isang pamilyang nagtatago sa isang farm to avoid being eaten or get infected with the zombie-like virus. I definitely wouldn't want us to be like that someday. That's super scary!

  2. aha! that's 28 weeks later!!! hahahha nice baya rin yun na movie :)