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Gwinnett library holding ‘Zombie Pandemic Preparedness Workshops’

Are you ready for a zombie pandemic? In addition to that basement full of canned goods and a stockpile of weapons, you could probably use some survival tips from an epidemiologist. 

The Gwinnett County Public Library is holding two “Zombie Pandemic Preparedness Workshops” in October. They will feature Keisha Francis, an environmental epidemiologist and investigator for foodborne and waterborne outbreaks in Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale counties. Francis will teach workshop attendees how to plan and prepare for an actual pandemic and show what resources are available.


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Organizers mentioned that 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Spanish Influenza pandemic. Between 1918 and 1919, the H1N1 virus killed between 30 and 50 million people worldwide and approximately 675,000 Americans, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

The workshops will be held on Oct. 10 at the Five Forks Branch library, located at 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road in Lawrenceville, and on Oct. 25 at the Suwanee Branch library, located at 361 Main Street in Suwanee. Both workshops are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. 


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