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Maine officials receive "zombie apocalypse" training

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Officials across the country prepare for various forms of attacks, but have you ever heard of anyone preparing for a "zombie" pandemic?

According to the Bangor Daily News, nearly 100 officials from several Maine counties recently ran exercises to prepare themselves for a zombie attack.

The mock emergency centered on an infectious outbreak that originated in Jamaica and spread through the world by bites from zombies.

While the premise may seem silly, the goal was to provide emergency personnel with the skills needed to respond do a worldwide outbreak of an infectious disease.

Similar training could be seen in other parts of the country. The Center for Disease Control recently came out with a book called "Zombie Novella" which they describe as a "fun new way of teaching the importance of emergency preparedness."