Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Zombie Outbreak Preparedness

Have you made preparations for a zombie apocalypse? Do you have a plan of action should a horde of flesh eating zombies appear outside your door? The Center for Disease Control has published a post to raise public awareness in the event that the unthinkable happens.
According to the CDC, the first step in preparing for a zombie apocalypse is to have an emergency kit in your house. This kit should include enough water for each person in in your home to have a gallon a day, a well-stocked pantry of non-perishable food, cache of medicine (OTC and prescription), tools, batteries, duct tape, battery-powered radio, utility knife, soap, bleach, clothing and bedding, important documents and a first-aid kit. The CDC also encourages families to sit down and work out a game plan in the event of a zombie apocalypse.

Of course these guidelines are basic guidelines for facing any disaster or emergency. The CDC is using the popularity of zombies to remind the public of the need to be prepared before an emergency arises. But on the other hand, what if the CDC is expecting a zombie outbreak? What if the CDC foresees a deadly virus outbreak that has the potential of turning masses of people into flesh eating zombies? If the unthinkable happens, do you have a game plan?

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