The Centers for Disease Control Is Officially Prepared for a Zombie Invasion

Sure, it's a thinly-veiled promo for disaster preparedness, but we can't help but be comforted by the CDC's blog post "Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse." Turns out they know exactly what to do in the likely event of a zombie invasion.

From the CDC:

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.

However, their suggestions for a zombie apocalypse preparedness kit is sorely lacking: Where's the sawed-off shotgun?

The CDC's blog post is currently down, either because of a flood of traffic or because the zombies have figured out we're onto them. You can see a cache here.

[via Instapundit, image via AMC's Walking Dead]