The zombie virus would spread through the human population at a rate faster than the black death, according to a study from UK scientists.   Once introduced on Earth, the zombie virus would condemn the human population to extinction in less than six months, scientists at Leicester University (UK) have calculated. Assuming that a zombie can find one person each day, and has a 90 percent success rate in infecting victims with the virus, the researchers found that humans would

be facing extinction after just 100 days. On day 100 there would be just 273 human survivors, outnumbered a million to one by zombies. However, the researchers cautioned that the 90 percent zombification rate of their model, a rate of contagion higher than the black death, could change over the course of the epidemic, giving humans more time. READ MORE