Politician: I Had to Tell Someone Zombies Don’t Spread Ebola

Zombies aren’t real, but you can imagine at least a smattering of people think they are. And as one British minister claimed this week, someone told him they think zombies are the reason Ebola is spreading.

Yep. Zombies.

International Development Minister Desmond Swayne was discussing the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and how “beds, burials, and communities” are key to combating the further spread of the virus. And then, according to The Telegraph, Swayne shared a rather interesting anecdote about someone who relayed their Ebola fears to him:

“A constituent wrote to me saying that he believed that Ebola was being spread by zombies and I had to disabuse him of his belief in zombies.”

He did note some irony because “people are most infective when they’re dead” and because burial traditions in nations like Sierra Leone involve very close contact, people could run the risk of contracting Ebola as they’re laying their loved ones to rest.

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