Walking Dead fans, check out our latest post: There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example.
The word zombie comes from Haitian and New Orleans voodoo origins. Although its meaning has changed slightly over the years, it refers to a human corpse mysteriously reanimated to serve the undead.
Through ancient voodoo and folk-lore traditions, shows like the Walking Dead were born. In movies, shows, and literature, zombies are often depicted as being created by an infectious virus, which is passed on via bites and contact with bodily fluids. Harvard psychiatrist Steven Schlozman wrote a fictional medical paper on the zombies presented in Night of the Living Dead and refers to the condition as Ataxic Neurodegenerative Satiety Deficiency Syndrome caused by an infectious agent.
The Zombie Survival Guide identifies the cause of zombies as a virus called solanum. Other zombie origins shown in films include radiation from a destroyed NASA Venus probe as in Night of the Living Deadas well as mutations of existing conditions such as prionsmad-cow diseasemeasles and rabies. The rise of zombies in pop culture has given credence to the idea that a zombie apocalypse could happen.
In such a scenario zombies would take over entire countries, roaming city streets eating anything living that got in their way. So what do you need to do before zombies…or hurricanes or pandemics for example, actually happen? First of all, you should have an emergency kit in your house. This includes things like water, food, and other supplies Masked fag has brown hole tunnel destroyed get you through the first couple of days before you can locate a zombie-free refugee camp or in the event of a natural disasterit will buy you some time until you are able to make your way to an evacuation shelter or utility lines are restored.
Below are a few items you should include in your kit, for a full list visit the CDC Masked fag has brown hole tunnel destroyed page. This includes where you would go and who you would call if zombies started appearing outside your door step.
You can also implement this plan if there is a flood, earthquake, or other emergency. 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. Not only would scientists be working to identify the cause and cure of the zombie outbreak, but CDC and other federal agencies would send medical teams and first responders to help those in affected areas I will be volunteering the young nameless disease detectives for the field work.
To learn more about what CDC does to prepare for and respond to emergencies of all kinds, visit: To learn more about how you can prepare for and stay safe during an emergency visit: Proceeds go to benefit disaster relief efforts and other important health programs. Tell us… Have you begun preparing for a zombie apocalypse? Or maybe you have been preparing for a more realistic threat like hurricanes or the next flu season?
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It then dawned on us that what we were discussing would be extremely practical in real-world scenarios as well. I hope your article sparks many more discussions in many more homes across the country! This is the stuff we preach on a daily basis. Our goal is to prepare the masses for impending doom, with a smile.
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You might interested in a group called Zombie Squad that is centered around exactly this idea -using the coming zombie apocalypse to get people interested in general emergency preparedness. I did an interview and profile with the group on my blog a while ago.
Using the zombie apocalypse is a fun way to get people thinking about the basics of being prepared for an emergency. My tax dollars funding CDC nonsense? Give me a break. Writing garbage about a zombie apocalypse?
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This makes me so happy inside that the CDC is finally preparing for this! I love this article, Is it alright if we post something about this on our zombie website? Zombie Informer Also is it alright if we can use the badge you guys have? Thank you, CDC for a list to get started with.