Wednesday, May 18, 2011

CDC: Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse (and/or other more probable disasters)

Well, at least it's good to know that someone plans for these things (via Instapundit):

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). It’s likely that an investigation of this scenario would seek to accomplish several goals: determine the cause of the illness, the source of the infection/virus/toxin, learn how it is transmitted and how readily it is spread, how to break the cycle of transmission and thus prevent further cases, and how patients can best be treated.
Of course, perhaps slightly more importantly, it lists what's important to have in a home emergency kit - so read the whole thing.

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