The term zombie apocalypse has been trending over the internet but now with a much different definition. Many view a so-called zombie apocalypse as the end of the world. People rise from the dead in rotten corpses and scower the earth for blood and brains as their new food source. I don’t like movies about zombies because it doesn’t make sense to me and really its scary to even think about. Yet the same could be said for deadly bacteria like CRE. I don’t understand it and its pretty scary too. Read here about CRE and the spread of a bacteria that leaves untreatable infections.
Now when you search google to find information on a zombie apocalypes, you might be surprised to see that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is what pops up in the results. The CDC?!? Yep. And it almost makes sense! It turns out this cheeky campaign is really catching on, bringing infection prevention awareness to a whole new level.
In the middle of International Infection Prevention Week, going on now through the 26th of October, PBS’s Frontline is featuring a 1-hour investigation into antibacterial resistant infections including NDM-1 and the NIH CRE outbreak. The best part about all of it, is that its on tonight! The director, Dr. Ali Khan says, “If you are generally well equipped to deal with a zombie apocalypse you will be prepared for a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake, or terrorist attack.”
Find out how to be prepared by watching the feature tonight, Tuesday October, 22nd (check your local listings for times) – Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria