Zombies? The CDC is ready.

May 25 2011 Published by under [Et Al], [Information&Communication]

The Center for Disease Control is always preparing fro new outbreaks, and this time they're keeping an eye out for zombies.

In perhaps an unusual move for a government organization, the CDC is exploring new ways to engage a younger audience. What better way to do so than on a blog post about zombies!

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).

According to AAAS, the zombie post increased the CDC's hits from a typical 1000-3000 hits per day to a million hit over a few days. See everybody likes zombies.

It's good to see a government organization using available media tools to get their message out and conveying a serious point with some humor. Go CDC.

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