Decision Resources Group Principal Epidemiologist Michael Hughes is available to discuss the epidemiology of a zombie virus (Z-virus) and potential outbreak per the portrayal in recent films, notably World War Z. Dr. Hughes assesses the microbiological character of the Z-virus and its latency in infected individuals and in the occurrence of an outbreak.

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He has written a white paper on the subject, which can be found here.

Dr. Hughes is available to discuss:

  • The hypothetical symptoms, make up, causes and effects of a zombie virus, based on:
    • The recurring characteristics of zombification as seen in recent media
    • Actual diseases that follow similar patterns to Z-virus epidemiology (e.g. Rabies)
  • A hypothesis of the life cycle of a zombie epidemic to inform and prepare governments and public health agencies in that event

To speak with Dr. Hughes, please contact Christopher Comfort at 781-993- 2597 or

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For more information, contact:

Christopher Comfort
Decision Resources Group 
781-993- 2597

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