MNN Galleries

10 tips for surviving a zombie outbreak

By: Katherine Butler on April 15, 2011, 11:20 a.m.
Doctor zombie and a party-going zombie

Photo: mangpages/Flickr

6 of 12

Don't go to a hospital

Your first instinct might be to run to a hospital at the first sign of an outbreak. But as Brooks argues in "The Zombie Survival Guide," this is the last place you should go. As Brooks points out, "Humans with bites or newly murdered corpses are always brought to hospitals. The majority of first-wave zombies (in some cases 90 percent) consist of medical staff or those involved in the treatment of cadavers." Places like hospitals (and shopping malls) aren't the easiest places to secure because they contain many windows and entrances.