Just in time for the Halloween season! As we all know, there are many types of emergencies out there that we can prepare for (imaginary and real). CDC is inviting US to join the CDC Zombie Task Force (oh boy, oh boy!!!) and start preparing our family before disaster strikes. Proceeds from the sale of these very cool t-shirts go to the CDC Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps support CDC’s emergency preparedness and response [...]
You NEED One of These – A Zombie Task Force T-Shirt Benefiting the CDC Foundation – Order Before All Gone!
I want to get ready…I want to get ready…for Zombies! CDC gets big kudos for making preparedness fun…get the new zombie graphic novel now!
CDC has a fun new way of teaching the importance of emergency preparedness. This new graphic novel, “Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic” demonstrates the importance of being prepared in an entertaining way that people of all ages will enjoy. (And that includes you too!!!!) Readers follow Todd, Julie, and their dog Max as a strange new disease begins spreading, turning ordinary people into zombies. Stick around to the end for a surprising twist that will drive [...]
One More Food Borne Illness to Add to the Growing List…. Listeriosis…A Rare But Deadly Illness Emerges From Colorado Cantaloupe
Listeriosis?? No, it is not what it sounds like…(an allergy to your to do list???). Listeriosis is a deadly bacteria found in soil, water and animal feces. Humans typically are infected by consuming: Raw vegetables that have been contaminated from the soil or from contaminated manure used as fertilizer Infected meat Unpasteurized milk or foods made with unpasteurized milk Certain processed foods — such as soft cheeses, hot dogs and deli meats that have been [...]
Big Surprise?!? Alas, Not Really…Study Reveals Most Americans Unprepared for a Disaster…What Will It Take to Get Us Ready?
Your first reaction could be…perhaps they have not experienced a major incident/disaster/awful or horrible situation. I am thinking…maybe they have been living in a cave! I mean really…after 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the greatest tornado deaths in 60+ years (just a month ago!), a drought affecting 16 southern states like it was 1930 (remember the dust bowl), wildfires galore…OMG, what does it take? What will it take to make American’s take emergency/family/home preparedness seriously??!?!? A new [...]