Just when you were starting to feel a sense of relief that the world didn’t end on May 21st, along comes a dire warning (albeit with tongue firmly in cheek) from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Assistant Surgeon General Ali Khan gives us a helpful “Better Safe than Sorry” plan for surviving a zombie apocalypse-style disaster scenario. Her witty approach makes a standard emergency preparedness plan suddenly seem exciting. Using the recent rise of zombies in pop culture, the CDC can educate the public on how to prepare for an actual emergency that could occur.
“If zombies did start roaming the streets, CDC would conduct an investigation much like any other disease outbreak. CDC would provide technical assistance to cities, states, or international partners dealing with a zombie infestation. This assistance might include consultation, lab testing and analysis, patient management and care, tracking of contacts, and infection control (including isolation and quarantine).”
Read the full blog post here: http://emergency.cdc.gov/socialmedia/zombies_blog.asp
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