Bath salt-ingesting idiots become real-life, flesh-eating “zombies.” That’s the gist of the news stories I’ve seen. And while no one seems to be sure what trying to get high on bath salts will do to you (or make you do to others), it certainly isn’t smart. But rest assured, there is no contagious zombifying threat (unless stupidity is contagious).
“CDC does not know of a virus or condition that would reanimate the dead (or one that would present zombie-like symptoms),” wrote agency spokesman David Daigle in an email to The Huffington Post.
Whew! But wait, warns my daughter! “Mom, do you really think they’d tell us if there was a zombie cannibal germ? I mean, all they’d do is create a panic. You’ll see, Mom, I’m telling you.” I’ll tell you that I hope my dear daughter is as suspicious of the tactics and motives of her suitors as she is of the CDC.