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Contagion Presents Opportunity to Discuss Emergency Preparedness

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The CDC shares information on emergency preparedness in light of fictional movie that depicts a major infection disease outbreak
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This weekend, Contagion, a fictional drama that portrays the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other U.S. and international partners responding to a very realistic emerging infectious disease outbreak, opened at movie theaters across the U.S. The CDC provided the following talking points and resources to provide accurate and potentially life-saving information to the public about how to prepare for a public health emergency such as the one depicted in the film.