(SPUTNIK NEWS) — 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.

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