There’s no question that the zombie outbreak is affecting families in the United States.
The virus has spread to nearly a third of the U.S. population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
There are currently at least 16 confirmed cases of the virus in the U, which is nearly a million cases higher than last year.
But for many families, that number could be higher.
While the first cases of coronavirus in the US are reported in New York, California and Texas, there have been at least 50 confirmed cases across the country since the first case was reported in October.
That’s nearly twice as many cases as the next closest state.
In fact, the most recent case reported was in the Bronx, where one person died on Monday.
“In some areas, like the Bronx where this is occurring, it could be up to 20,000,” Dr. Jonathan Hoenig, the director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), told ABC News.
“That’s more than triple the national average.”
Dr. Hoenigs advice for family members and friends to stay calm.
“Don’t worry about how this is going to be in the future,” he said.
“It’s not going to go away.
This is a serious pandemic and it is not going away.”
In the meantime, families and friends are still facing the stigma of a dead loved one, as well as the stigma that they might be responsible for the outbreak.
“If you see someone in the community with a virus and they are dead, you might assume that they have caused it, and it’s that kind of judgment that’s going to come out,” Dr Hoenis said.
But as Dr Hennig said, the virus can’t be eliminated from society.
“So in a way, it’s not like a virus, it is a social stigma,” he added.
“People can still be stigmatized.”
The CDC has even created an online tool to help families deal with this issue.
It includes information about how to make funeral arrangements, how to identify and contact local authorities if they see anyone who may be infected and tips on how to handle people who don’t share their beliefs about the virus.
For those who are unsure of how to react to the virus, the CDC recommends that they keep their family members updated on how the situation is unfolding, Dr. Kavanagh said.
They also suggest that family members keep their spirits up and keep talking about the importance of family and community.
The CDC also recommends that those who have contact with people who may have contracted the virus be tested for the virus and treated if necessary.