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  Okay, I have two and a half things I need help with.  One and a half: what would be the name of the virus, and what would the vaccine be called?  I sort of have a name for the disease (The Mexican Bean Virus), but I don't think it sounds very good.  Two:  What is a good place for a government standoff against the zombies?

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Best Answer 10 years ago

Bean anthracnose is already used (http://vegetablemdonline.ppath.cornell.edu/factsheets/Beans_Anthracnose.htm). Bean botulism is also used (http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN1835642420080119). Halo Blight (http://www.umassvegetable.org/soil_crop_pest_mgt/disease_mgt/bean_bacterial_blight.html) is kind of a neat name. You could call it Halo Blight-3 and have it become the first plant blight transferable to humans. How about Hemorrhagic Mortalidad ?

The government / zombie standoff is a little more difficult. You would need to establish how the virus spreads and where the outbreak originated (maybe Mexico?). The Rio Grand is an interesting thought, but might cause some political friction. You could infect the whole west coast and use the Mississippi river as the 'last stand'.