Although zombie apocalypses are nothing new in Hollywood movies, speculation about an undead attack taking place in the real world prompted the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to share some tips on how to prepare for a potential invasion.

Sixteenth-century French prognosticator Nostradamus seemingly "predicted" there would be a virus that turns people into zombies in 2021.

“Few young people: half−dead to give a start. Dead through spite, he will cause the others to shine, And in an exalted place some great evils to occur: Sad concepts will come to harm each one, Temporal dignified, the Mass to succeed,” reads the prediction from Nostradamus.

“Fathers and mothers dead of infinite sorrows, Women in mourning, the pestilent she−monster: The Great One to be no more, all the world to end.”

A CDC blog post revealed preparing for a zombie apocalypse is similar to steps that would be taken in the event of a natural disaster. The blog advises having an emergency kit at home that is stocked with food, water, medications, first aid items, and other supplies to last for a few days.

After the emergency kit is prepared, a family meeting should be held to create an emergency plan if a zombie invasion was to take place. Similar to planning for a flood or other emergencies, the CDC notes that families should determine a location outside of the home where everyone can regroup.

A list of emergency contacts should be made, containing phone numbers for the fire department police and local zombie response team. The list should also include out-of-state contacts, who the family can call to confirm they are safe.

It is also important to map out the fast route out of town. Since the zombies could overrun your town, it would be wise to have multiple escape routes.

In the event of a zombie apocalypse, citizens should focus on getting to safety while the CDC searches for a solution. The blog revealed the organization would investigate the outbreak and use its findings to control the infection.

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