This exists: CDC publishes blog post on zombie preparedness

The health organization assures everyone: ‘If zombies did start roaming the streets … CDC would provide technical assistant to cities dealing with zombie infestation.’

The health organization published a blog post titled, “Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse.”

Here’s what the CDC has to say about it:

“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.”

Sounds like pretty standard movie plotline stuff. But there’s an important message here that the CDC is trying to get across: Be prepared.

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