The Centers for Disease Control, which usually deals with things like influenza and natural disasters, is offering advice on how to get ready for another threat -- zombies.
Dr. Ali Khan, director of CDC's Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, took to the agency's website with a proposal -- somewhat tounge-in-cheek -- on how to prepare for "zombie apocalypse."
"If zombies did start roaming the streets, CDC would conduct an investigation much like any other disease outbreak," Khan wrote.
"CDC would provide technical assistance to cities, states, or international partners dealing with a zombie infestation.
"This assistance might include consultation, lab testing and analysis, patient management and care, tracking of contacts and infection control (including isolation and quarantine)."
Khan advised any zombie-fighters to make sure they have water, food, medications, tools and supplies, sanitation and hygiene, clothing and bedding, important documents and first aid supplies.
"When zombies are hungry they won't stop until they get food (i.e., brains), which means you need to get out of town fast!" the post said.
"Plan where you would go and multiple routes you would take ahead of time so that the flesh eaters don't have a chance!"
A CDC spokesman told Fox News the agency doesn't really believe there would be a zombie invasion - but the campaign came from fears about radiation stemming from the nuclear disaster in Japan.
"It's kind of a tongue-in-cheek," Dave Dangle told Fox. "We were talking about hurricane preparedness and someone bemoaned that we kept putting out the same messages."
Khan told CNN the zombie plan is similar to what people should in case of a hurricane or major pandemic.
The post became so popular after going up Monday that the website crashed, CNN.com reported.