CDC: Preparing for a Zombie Apocalypse

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    May 18, 2011 5:42 PM GMT
    Even as a libertarian I would agree this is an area where government should play a significant role. The CDC has issued guidelines of what you can do to prepare for a possible zombie outbreak.

    http://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2011/05/preparedness-101-zombie-apocalypse/

    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.
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    May 18, 2011 6:04 PM GMT
    Good to see that the fine folks at the CDC have somewhat of a sense of humour, lol...
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    May 18, 2011 6:06 PM GMT
    I wonder if zombieitis is an STD.
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    May 18, 2011 6:15 PM GMT
    only if you are into necrophilia, I suppose... icon_razz.gif

    (lol... couldn't let that one slide by icon_biggrin.gif )
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    May 18, 2011 6:16 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI wonder if zombieitis is an STD.


    I believe it's the solanum virus. There was a relatively recent discovery from an archeological dig of the attacks at Hierakonpolis: http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/hierakonpolis/zombies.html
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    May 18, 2011 6:39 PM GMT
    That would be one case where "getting some head from a stranger" might take on an altogether different meaning ;)
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    May 18, 2011 8:56 PM GMT
    riddler78 saidEven as a libertarian I would agree this is an area where government should play a significant role. The CDC has issued guidelines of what you can do to prepare for a possible zombie outbreak.


    lol, agreed! We must be prepared for the zombie apocalypse! I've even trained my dog to be prepared for the situation. icon_biggrin.gif