How to prepare for a zombie apocalypse!

As you’re finishing up finals and heading off to enjoy a well-earned summer break (except for you poor grad students, who will not get a break for the next 5-7 years depending on funding), it is our job to send you off with health and safety in mind.  Sure we could talk about sunscreen or poison ivy or other summer-related health issues again, but there is a more serious threat to your health that we need to warn you about.  Zombies.

Yes, you’ve seen the movies and read the books, but would you know what to do if you were confronted with a zombie apocalypse in real life?  Well thanks to the CDC, now you do.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – your online source for credible health information! – has an outstanding series of emergency preparedness guidelines, and has recently published a guideline for how to prepare for a zombie apocalypse.  We encourage you to read this vital health information closely and make all the recommended preparations.

For real?  Yes, your tax dollars and mine helped write the Zombie Blog.  What is the worst that can happen if you follow their recommendations?  You’ll have some water you can drink, some peanut butter or canned tuna (don’t forget the can opener) you can eat and some warm blankets tucked away for a VERY rainy day.   

Make sure to allow some extra time if you would like to come in for a consult regarding zombie preparedness – or any other prospective public health emergency. 

Jo Hanna Friend D’Epiro, PA-C, MPH
Student Health Services
The Ohio State University

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