CDC Publishes Zombie Outbreak Plan

Posted by Ryan on May 18th, 2011

The CDC has published a plan in case of a zombie outbreak. I am disappointed that their emergency kit does NOT include any weapons at all. That does not sound like a valid plan to me and I will definitely be upgrading the proposed kit with some additional items.

“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.”

[CDC via Geekologie]

  • http://twitter.com/dangerousdaven Dangerous Dave

    But of course there wouldn’t be anything in the CDC about weapons or killing the zombies.  That’s not their job.  They are only here to find medical solutions to infectious diseases. 

  • Anonymous

    The only solution to the zombie infection is a bullet to the head. 

  • http://twitter.com/twitjp john paterson

     that is so cool. though –  just in time for the rapture and the dead rising from their graves, do i detect a conspiracy??