In honor of Halloween, Health Officials, the CDC, and Zombies everywhere, a re-blog of our Zombie Preparedness post from 2013!
Zombies have caught the attention of the American public since the 1920s in books and then film starting in the 1930s. Now part of the horror genre of film noir, some postulate that there could be a zombie apocalypse. If this happens, rest assured that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has this covered. On September 22, 2012, I heard the director of the CDC Dr. Thomas Frieden on NPR state “if anyone comes up with a way of diagnosing someone as being a zombie, I can guarantee you it will be the CDC” (http://www.npr.org/2012/09/22/161566065/cdc-director-thomas-frieden-plays-not-my-job)
“Wonder why Zombies, Zombie Apocalypse, and Zombie Preparedness continue to live or walk dead on a CDC web site? As it turns out what first began as a tongue in cheek campaign to engage new audiences with preparedness messages has proven to be a very effective platform. We continue to…
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