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Ebola Zombie Hoax


Outline

Circulating rumours and reports claim that there has been a confirmed case of an Ebola victim rising from the dead in Africa. Many of the messages include an image that supposedly depicts this Ebola zombie.

Ebola zombie hoax
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Brief Analysis

The claims are fanciful and superstitious nonsense. There have not been any confirmed cases of Ebola victims rising from the dead. The image featured in the reports is a photoshopped screenshot from the zombie movie World War Z.

Example

For the first time in human history, confirmed footage is captured of a man who scientists watched die from Ebola then only several hours later, regain life and rise from the dead.

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BREAKING NEWS!! Ebola Victim Rises From The Dead In Africa Fear Of Zombie Apocalypse!

Ganta, Liberia – Officials in Liberia have released the first confirmed image of a captured Ebola victim who rose from the dead. The name of the victim has not been released by the WHO, and news of the patient rising from the dead comes only hours after the United States announced its First Ebola victim in Dallas, Texas.


Detailed Analysis

Stories Claim Ebola Victim Has Returned From The Dead as Zombie

Breathless rumours and reports currently going viral on the Interwebs claim that there has been at least one confirmed case of an Ebola victim rising from the dead as a zombie.

The reports warn of a possible zombie apocalypse. Supposedly, the Liberian government has accused the United States of creating Ebola as a bioweapon for use in future wars. The reports also suggest Texas is now 'infested' with Ebola victims and is therefore on high alert for zombie outbreaks.

Stories are Nonsense - No Such Events Have Occurred

Relax, there are no Ebola zombies. Of course, the stories are fanciful nonsense. There have certainly not been any confirmed or credible reports of Ebola victims coming back from the dead in Africa or anywhere else.

Several variations of the bogus report are circulating. One of the most common versions comes from the fake-news website Huzlers.com. Huzlers, which claims to be a satire site, has been responsible for a string of nonsensical 'news' stories that have circulated far and wide in recent months. Nothing published on Huzlers or its derivative sites should be taken seriously.

'Ebola Zombie' Image Taken From Movie World War Z

The fake Ebola zombie reports feature a 'scary' image of the supposed zombie. But, as the image below reveals, the picture is in fact a screenshot of a character that appeared in the zombie movie World War Z. The screenshot has been digitally 'enhanced' in an apparent effort to make the character even more 'zombie-like'.

You can see the zombie character used in the hoax in this YouTube video.






Last updated: October 6, 2014
First published: October 6, 2014
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
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