The Exanimus forums are still down, however there is new activity on the website this week in the form of an Emergency Alert System notification from the Department of National Defense (DND — LOL). According to the Exanimus Wiki, the following statement appeared on 24th June:
The Department of National Defense (DND) has issued the following statement about the current epidemic that has occurred in the United States. There have been confirmed reports of large scale biological outbreaks in several cities, including, but not limited to, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Denver, Houston, and Orlando, as well as rural areas. Hospitals and law enforcement agencies have been confirming outbreaks in those areas. There are also reports from similar government agencies outside the United States confirming cases in the following countries: Canada, Mexico, Brazil, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, China, Japan, Australia, Egypt, Iraq, and Turkey. In an effort to contain these outbreaks, the Department of National Defense, in conjunction with the Federal Department of Disease Control (DDC), has issued orders to close all borders into the United States. All traffic currently in the air or at sea has been ordered to divert to alternate locations immediately. As of this moment, the United States is quarantined from the rest of the world.
On 27th June, a more extensive statement appeared:
In an attempt to contain the current biological outbreak and civil unrest that has occurred, a state of emergency has been declared in the United States of America, including all overseas dependencies and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. It has been confirmed by several medical agencies, including the Federal Department of Disease Control (DDC), that the bodies of the infected that have died from this outbreak have become reanimated with highly aggressive behavior. To repeat, it has been confirmed that the recently infected dead are returning to life and attacking the living. Due to this unprecedented situation, the President, following an emergency session with her Cabinet, has prepared the following set of initiatives that was sent to Congress.
The statement continued with details of Martial Law and further instructions to citizens.
There was also a statement from the Federal Department of Disease Control (DDC):
It has been confirmed that the reanimated corpses are the deceased victims of this biological outbreak. The circulatory, respiratory and other vital systems have terminated and are no longer functioning. This particular biological agent is only spread through some form of direct fluid contact, meaning it must come in contact with a patient’s blood by infection through the eyes, ingestion through the mouth, or through an open wound on the body. Infection duration depends on the size of the wound and its proximity to a major blood vessel spreading the disease. Incubation of the agent varies between 6 – 12 hours. Reanimation will occur no later than 5 – 10 minutes after the victim’s primary life functions have expired. Once reanimation has occurred, the subject will respond with immediate and extreme homicidal aggression.
Zombies! Hee hee! At least there’s some activity now. Also: woman president in Exanimus!