First discovered in 2006
A Necro-Mortosis virus consists of 7 proteins and eight strands of ribonucleic
acid (RNA), which carry the code for making the proteins.
a host, the virus shell includes specific proteins that bind to receptors
on the outside of red corpuscles. This is how the virus enters the blood
stream. The act of binding draws the virus into the cell membrane. It
then fuses and moves through it, emerging into the cytoplasm of the
cell. Once there, the shell opens, releasing the ribonucleic acid inside.
then travels quickly throughout the body. Reaching all major organs,
central nervous system and brain. Once inside the cerebral cortex, the
virus attacks the axons which connect neurons. The axons are surrounded
by a fatty insulating sheath called myelin, this is used as an energy
source for the virus. It 'feeds' on the myelin. Death occurs within
This is what a growing
number of scientists now believe tricks the brain to believe it's
body has actually died.
The body then goes through a protracted
state of shock, followed by a slow and painful onset of mortification
and necrosis. However,
the brain is still alive. The virus in essence, tricks' the brain into
killing it's own body. But not letting the brain die. The virus feeds
nutrients and stimulation to the surrounded brains myelin coating. Thus
suspending atrophy of the body, and 're-animating' the host.
The virus then acts more like a parasitic guest, it needs to gain additional nutrients to
continue the feeding of the virus. And so the host impulsively searches for
food. The source of nutrition required by the virus, aphion A and betax
B, can only be found in warm blood and meat. Hence the cycle begins:
The hosts needs to kill to serve the virus to keep the host alive.
Source: UCLA Professor
David Whister - Scientific Journal of
about this process: Read
official medical report released by the Center for Disease Control states
that the life cycle of a typical reanimate is up to 90 days. Then
generally atrophy, rigor mortis and decay become too debilitating even
for a re animator. They simply loose the means to move. They still retain
basic motor skills and a pavlovian response to stimulation, but the body
as a vehicle for the brain, gives out. Once the body has stopped functioning,
the brain will deteriorate rapidly. It will 're die' within a matter of
Unlike popular movie depictions, a severed appendage of an undead will
not function independently of the brain. The brain is the motor organ.
It serves as the sole stimuli for the body and is always the last organ
Since the necro-mortosis virus was first identified back in 2006 it has become increasingly apparent , that the 'life span' of the walking deceased changes with its environment.
Read the commissioned report here