Ebola. Even the name is a bit creepy. The disease itself, is horrifying. First you get flu like symptoms, then vomiting and diarrhea, then your organs start shutting down and you bleed from all your orifices before dying.The death rate from this virulent disease is anywhere from 55-90%. Those are not good odds. Basically, there are no proven cures for this yet. Some experimental stuff, but who knows how far those will come. I’m sure there’s not much profit in it for the pharmaceutical companies in a rare disease that hits poverty stricken areas in Africa. But maybe that’s just my cynical side.
Most survivalists probably have more than a few worries where this disease outbreak is concerned. What can be done to prepare for a possible exposure? What can be done to limit one’s chances of dying horribly from it? Let’s discuss some ways you could prepare.
6 Ways To Prepare for Ebola
1. Get Necessities: The incubation period for this virus is 21 days. In the unlikely event that you find yourself in the middle of an outbreak, you need to be prepared to stay home for 3 weeks, at the very least. Food, water and medicine, you must have a months worth if you are to avoid contact with others for that length of time. You need to know the symptoms so that you can accurately gauge who among your house and kin might have the illness. The World Health Organization has a good factsheet here with details. And of course, you have to love WebMD. The same place you go to check your 3 year old’s chicken pox symptoms also has a section on the Ebola virus. Of course, treating someone in your house through a case of Ebola puts everyone in the house at risk of getting it. Do you have enough quarantine materials? Enough gloves and masks? Enough courage to face this one knowing you might get it if you’re the one taking care of the patient? Could be a tough decision in real life.
Some Ebola stricken areas cancelled schools and closed markets, quarantining the affected neighborhoods with troops in some cases. Which leads to the next point.
2. Avoid Quarantine: Our own American government has much leeway when it comes to “civil disorder.” I would not put it past them to set up quarantine zones and temporarily detain anyone with so much as a cough. That’s not to say that this disease spreads in that manner, usually you have to come into close contact with blood or other secretions from a symptomatic Ebola patient in order to catch the virus. I doubt that will stop the troops from detaining you though and keeping you penned up with other likely sick people. So don’t give them the opportunity to add you to their collection.
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