DayZ’s newest patch brings not only the requisite game fixes expected from Bohemia Interactive, but a terrifying new item you should probably think twice about using.
Human flesh is now officially added as an item you can pick up and consume. Even if you care little for fictional representation, you should be wary about using this functionality. See, in DayZ eating human flesh comes with the risk of contracting kuru. In-game, you will be depicted as slowly going mad, going into uncontrollable fits of laughter, and then crying, convulsions, and finally, death.
This whole idea was tested in an experimental update, and it seems Bohemia has found it fit to join the full game.
Sadly, Bohemia chose an inaccurate portrayal of kuru, but if you want to learn about it in real life, you can get a better idea from its Wikipedia entry.