By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com
This week, the CDC came out with their Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse. What are zombies? Zombies are depicted as being created by an infectious virus which is spread by bites and bodily fluids. Zombies feed on flesh to survive and serve the undead. Other zombie movies have shown mutations of existing conditions such as prions, mad-cow disease, measles and rabies.
With the recent outbreaks of measles and armadillos spreading leprosy to humans you can really wonder. Could the zombie apocalypse really happen or is the CDC just trying to get us prepared for any natural disaster? They are probably just getting us ready for the upcoming hurricane season, tornados and possible earthquakes.
Do you have your emergency kit prepared? According to the CDC it 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 (although you’re a goner if a zombie bites you, you can use these supplies to treat basic cuts and lacerations that you might get during a natural disaster)