Could The CDC Prevent A Zombie Apocalypse?

Mar 19, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta save lives and eradicate sicknesses, but the CDC is also in show business. In its more than 70-year history, it’s captured the imagination of TV writers and filmmakers. So, could the monkey in the movie Outbreak actually spread disease? Could flesh-eating zombies like the ones in The Walking Dead actually be a reality? On Monday night, the Atlanta Science Festival separates fact from fiction. On Second Thought’s Sean Powers took a quick trip through CDC’s movie career.

(Due to tornado warnings, this event has been canceled.) 

"The Walking Dead" cast visits the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to find a cure for the zombie virus.

A dangerous airborne virus is spread throughout California by an African monkey that was brought to the United States in captivity. A group of doctors are brought in to control the disease and save the population.