Zombie apocalypse CDC comment has further confused the people. Meanwhile bath salts drug is being held responsible for Miami attack
CDC’s clarification of zombie apocalypse has further confused many people. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in an advisory said that there is nothing to fear about a zombie apocalypse and they don’t know of a virus that could create a zombie.
But many say that the advisory was not needed and that such advisories make the issue look a little more important. Reactions on such futile issues give them a little credence than they actually deserve.
Meanwhile incidents like the eating the face of a homeless man by a 31-year old man in Miami and other similar incidents are making things more difficult for Centre for Disease Control and other government agencies.
Last year CDC had issued an advisory about Zombie apocalypse and said that it was ready to face an eventuality if it really arises. In a report CDC said, “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).”
The CDC report further said that it was ready to conduct investigations in all sorts of scenario and added, “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. Not only would scientists be working to identify the cause and cure of the zombie outbreak, but CDC and other federal agencies would send medical teams and first responders to help those in affected areas (I will be volunteering the young nameless disease detectives for the field work).” People in many areas who have watched zombie movies or read about it are fearful that what they will do if such scenario becomes a reality.
Meanwhile the attack against the homeless man by a 31 year old criminal is said to be under the influence of bath salts drug. The highly intoxicating drug is easily available in drug stores across the US. CDC has demanded a ban on this harmful substance and there are moves afoot to implement a ban.