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Mathematical Model for Surviving a Zombie Attack

Ron S.
rondfw
Dallas, TX
Post #: 2
A few of us were discussing Zombie attacks (and government funded preparation activities).... so I figured I'd add some science to the fantasy:

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/08/zombies/­

See also:
http://www.bt.cdc.gov...­

“How do I prepare for a zombie apocalypse?”

Well, we’re here to answer that question for you, and hopefully share a few tips about preparing for real emergencies too!

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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. Not only would scientists be working to identify the cause and cure of the zombie outbreak, but CDC and other federal agencies would send medical teams and first responders to help those in affected areas (I will be volunteering the young nameless disease detectives for the field work).

To learn more about what CDC does to prepare for and respond to emergencies of all kinds, visit:
http://emergency.cdc....­

To learn more about how you can prepare for and stay safe during an emergency visit:
http://emergency.cdc....­

To download a badge like the one above that you can add to your social networking profile, blog, website, or email signature visit:
http://emergency.cdc....­

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