|Appearance(s):||28 Days Later (film)|
28 Days Later: The Aftermath
The city of Cambridge is a university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire, England. It lies in East Anglia about fifty miles (eighty km) north of London. Cambridge is at the heart of the high-technology centre known as Silicon Fen – a play on Silicon Valley and the fens surrounding the city.
In 28 Days Later
After Clive and Warren succeeded in developing an inhibitor, Warren decided to use the Ebola Virus as a delivery system; but genomes in the Virus reacted to the inhibitor and mutated into the Rage Virus. (28 Days Later: The Aftermath)
Late one night, two weeks after the inhibitor mutated into Rage, members of the Animal Freedom Front informed by Clive (28 Days Later: The Aftermath) broke into the Cambridge Primate Research Centre to free the chimpanzees that Warren had tested the inhibitor/Rage Virus on. The animal activists ultimately freed at least one infected chimp, who proceeded to infect one of the activists, who then infected the other activists and scientists in the facility. (28 Days Later (film))
The Rage Virus subsequently began to spread throughout Cambridge through the infected scientists and activists. The media initially thought of the effects of the Infection spreading throughout Cambridge as rioting, and the day after the Virus was released, it reached Cherry Hinton Hall. (28 Days Later: The Aftermath)
At some point, Cambridge and the surrounding towns and villages were presumably overrun by the Infected.