Zombies encourage pandemic preparedness

If you knew zombies were going to attack, would you finally get your home prepared for an emergency?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has taken a Hollywood horror approach to public health preparedness. As USA Today reports:

Coming off the tremendous success of its controversial Zombie Preparedness blog posting in May, the CDC health preparedness and response team has now produced an appropriately gruesome online graphic novel that tells the story of a couple struggling to survive a zombie pandemic.

You can read the gory tale here. Spoiler alert: Vaccines save the day!

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