Have you considered how to prepare for a zombie apocalypse? Atlanta residents are luckier than most; we have the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention right in our city. Before the zombies arrive, follow these simple recommendations from the CDC so you’ll be ready. And feel comforted that the CDC is ready to handle the outbreak.
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).
Help protect yourself with these university library resources:
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. CDC Grand Rounds: radiological and nuclear preparedness. MMWR 2010 Sep 17;59(36):1178-81.
- Littlewood R, Douyon C. Clinical findings in three cases of zombification. Lancet. 1997 Oct 11;350(9084):1094-6.
- Oliver, Clifford. Catastrophic disaster planning and response.
- Ripley, Amanda. The unthinkable: who survives when disaster strikes and why.
- Smith R. A report on the zombie outbreak of 2009: how mathematics can save us (no, really). CMAJ. 2009 Dec 8;181(12):E297-300.
- U.S. Government. Personal preparedness in America: findings from the Citizen Corps survey of four urban areas.
If you’re in GSU’s Public Health program consider getting a certificate in Disaster Management!