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Social Media: Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse

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The following was originally posted on CDC Public Health Matters Blog on May 16th, 2011 by Ali S. Khan. There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. Thats right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens youll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe youll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency.   A Brief History of Zombies  Weve all seen at least one movie about flesh-eating zombies taking over (my personal favorite is Resident Evil), but where do zombies come from and why do they love eating brains so much? The word zombie comes from Haitian and New Orleans voodoo origins. Although its meaning has changed slightly over the years, it refers to a human corpse mysteriously reanimated to serve the undead. Through ancient voodoo and folk-lore traditions, shows like the Walking Dead were born. Read More

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