Zombies vs. Chicago: How long would the city last?

(FoxNews.com) - In the unlikely scenario of a zombie apocalypse, it would take just 60 days for the undead to take control of Chicago, according to research by the Argonne National Laboratory.

Harnessing a computational model developed to study real-world diseases such as MRSA and Ebola, scientists found that it would take less than two months for zombies to take over the Windy City.

The light-hearted study followed the spread of a “zombie virus” and tested “interventions” that could save humanity, according to a press release from the Computation Institute, a joint initiative between the Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago.

The worst-case scenario found little resistance against zombies, although strategies such as training people to kill the walking dead and communications from city officials on how to avoid the zombies would provide better outcomes.

“This offers great promise for countering the zombie apocalypse in Chicago,” said Chick Macal, Argonne researcher and senior fellow at the Computation Institute, in the statement.

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