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CDC: Prepare for 'Zombie Apocalypse'

(CNN) - The Centers for Disease Control is getting a lot of buzz lately with their new warning: Prepare for a zombie attack.

The tongue-in-cheek campaign was the brainchild of CDC spokesman Dave Daigle.

He told CNN he came up with the idea to draw attention to serious disasters, so Americans will be better prepared for anything that really does happen.

"We were kicking around ideas about hurricane preparedness, which starts in June. We thought, every year we do this campaign. We were wondering, does anyone read, listen or pick up on it. And so, one of my colleagues mentioned during a Twitter session on Japan and the reactors, someone mentioned zombies and radiation, and interest seemed to spike. So, I thought, zombie preparedness, and I walked into my boss' office and said, 'We're going to do something with zombie preparedness, I don't know what.'  And he didn't throw me out," CDC spokesman Dave Daigle said.

You can see the "zombie preparedness checklist" at CDC.gov.

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