CDC shares zombie survival tips on their website

A fun way to help readers prepare for real emergencies
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(WLNE) – What started off as a tongue-in-cheek way to teach readers the importance of preparation, has proven to be an effective platform during a global pandemic, as a “zombie preparedness” blog resurfaces on the CDC website.

“You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency”, writes the CDC

According to the CDC, it’s best to prepare for a zombie apocalypse as you would prepare for any other pandemic or disaster.

The CDC says that families should have an emergency kit ready in case of a zombie outbreak, or more likely, hurricanes for example.

The safety kit should include:

  • Water (1 gallon per person per day)
  • Food (stock up on non-perishable items that you eat regularly)
  • Medications (this includes prescription and non-prescription meds)
  • Tools and Supplies (utility knife, duct tape, battery-powered radio, etc.)
  • Sanitation and Hygiene (household bleach, soap, towels, etc.)
  • Clothing and Bedding (a change of clothes for each family member and blankets)
  • Important documents (copies of your driver’s license, passport, and birth certificate to name a few)
  • First Aid supplies

*The CDC says that although you might “be a goner” if a zombie bites you, first aid supplies can be used to treat minor lacerations received during a tornado or hurricane. 

“We will continue to reach and engage a wide variety of audiences on all-hazards preparedness,” the CDC stated.

If zombies were to start roaming the streets, the CDC says they would treat like any other disease outbreak, conducting investigations and providing patient care and contact tracking.

The CDC says after a successful campaign on Zombie preparedness in 2011, several educators requested zombie-themed preparedness activities for school-aged children.

Activities for educators can be found here.

Residents wishing to learn more about what the CDC does to prepare for emergencies of all kinds can visit their website.

Those wishing to learn more about the CDC’s “Zombie Preparedness” can do so by visiting their preparedness index.

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