“Zombie” Outbreak Caused by Synthetic Cannabinoid

Image result for zombiesFrom the New England Journal of Medicine comes a weird one today.  Apparently there were clusters of “mass intoxication” in New York that public health officials were having a hard time explaining.  They ended up attributing it to the use of synthetic cannabinoids.  This study details the:

close collaboration between clinicians and public agencies to detect the causative agent of a mass intoxication in New York City. The patients they reported on had psychomotor slowing, intermittent groaning, and a blank stare as signs of depression of the central nervous system.

Sounds like an April Fools joke, except it’s not.  I know one thing for sure, I am always going to keep my distance from a crowd that is moaning and groaning!

Source: NEJM