How To Survive The Ebola Virus

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To survive the Ebola virus is to not get near the Ebola virus.

It sounds simple enough, but is it really?


 
You can survive the Ebola virus. To survive the outbreak you will need to take matters into your hands and take some proactive measures.

First and foremost, stay alert to Ebola news, and do not rely solely upon the mainstream (and the government) who are trying to avoid panic and are potentially downplaying what’s really going on. Check alternative news sources. Use common sense and critical thinking.

While some of the nations hospitals are equipped to handle (perhaps several) Ebola virus cases, the majority of hospitals are apparently not well equipped or trained (or have the technological capacity) to safely accept and treat Ebola virus patients.

We could be (right now) in a window of time where the Ebola virus in the United States is taking hold from people who have been in contact with the existing Ebola victims that we know about, and the people who continue to arrive in this country by way of open borders and airline flights from West Africa (even though they’re apparently scanning passenger temperatures for fever at some airports).

The next wave ‘could’ be right around the corner.

 
There is something very different about this Ebola virus.

The Ebola outbreak in Africa was first reported in March 2014, and has quickly become the deadliest occurrence of the virus since it was discovered in 1976.

The first case of Ebola was during 1976 which infected 318 people (280 died).

The second major Ebola outbreak was during 1995 with 315 cases (killing 254).

During 2003 Ebola infected 143 and killed 128.

In 2007 Ebola affected 264 individuals resulting in 187 deaths.

This time, in 2014, as of this post update (17-OCT), Ebola has been confirmed to have infected 9,200 (WHO Situation reports), while the ‘real’ number is likely much higher.

The World Health Organization (WHO) admits the figures are underestimates and warns there could be as many as 20,000 cases by November

SOMETHING IS VERY DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS EBOLA

 
The way to survive the Ebola virus is to not get near the Ebola virus.

This means staying away from people or situations where the Ebola virus might exist. This is true of any pandemic situation. Common sense.

For hospital workers and those who support the hospitals, this will be a difficult situation indeed. It will obviously require the right tools, protection, and training. Even then, one mistake could be fatal. If the Ebola virus does catch fire here in the United States, victims could potentially be showing up at any medical facility looking for treatment – and not all facilities will be properly prepared for this. If you are in any way associated with hospital care, I would do as much research that you can about this. I would suspect that for those of you in this situation – that this has been a hot topic of discussion with your colleagues. I would be curious to hear from you (comment below) about what the word is around the water cooler…

For those of you who work in critical infrastructure – power generation, water, transportation, food distribution, hospitals, etc.., if an emergency is declared – you will likely be sequestered and required to stay on your job. If the Ebola virus turns to a wildfire in this country, be prepared for the possibility of sequester. If this is you – and if this begins to look like you might be sequestered, I would suggest that you build a significant kit kept in your vehicle with the supplies which you believe will help you the most while sequestered (assuming they let you go to your vehicle).

For the rest of us, the way to survive the Ebola virus is to avoid contact with other people and public places if the virus is in your region. If you do that, you won’t get it. This means staying at home.

The most difficult decision will be ‘IF’ the Ebola virus crops up in your region – will you continue to go to work… The risk tolerance from one individual to the next can be very different. Some may choose to skip out on work during early onset, while others will not (skip out) at all. It will be a personal decision based on your perception of risk in your immediate area. The problem is with this Ebola virus – it is so deadly. It’s not like getting the flu – it’s like getting dead.

Keep enough food and supplies at home. For many or most preppers, I’m preaching to the choir when I suggest keeping enough supplies at home to survive a pandemic – and it may sound like I’m beating the same drum over and over to those who regularly visit this site. However given the enormous concern about this Ebola virus (and rightly so), I know that there are always new people landing on our website – perhaps many of whom are curious about being better prepared.

To survive the Ebola virus, if it gets out of control (which it already has in many places), you will need to survive at home – SELF QUARANTINE – without going out into public places like the grocery store. For how long? That’s unclear at this time. At the very minimum, I suggest having a 3 month supply of food and consumables. 6 months is better. Etc.

Since apparently the Ebola virus can be ‘caught’ from an infected symptomatic person having previously touched a door knob, a grocery cart, etc. (I’ve heard up to several hours?) and/or from being within the vicinity of a cough or sneeze, then the way to survive Ebola is to not be near it. It is unclear how long the virus could sit there and remain a threat. Flu viruses and other germs can live two hours or longer on hard environmental surfaces like tables, doorknobs, and desks.

You should examine what you already have at home, and then quietly go out (now) and fortify what you have with what you still need.

If this all blows over and the Ebola virus is contained and squelched out, you will breathe a sigh of relief and you will now have a storage of preparedness food and supplies for any other crisis. It’s good insurance.

 
What are people saying about the Ebola outbreak around the water cooler or coffee pot where you work?

 
You may be interested in the following information:

21 Things For Pandemic Survival

Ebola Virus Disinfection With Bleach

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63 Comments

  1. Food for thought: MONEY a sick person (ebola) gives a friend family member or neighbor some money to go to the store and get some flu meds Boom that person has just come in contact with it and the many people after that get that money back in change and or go to another store and spend it there just think how many one dollar bills you handle in a single day now multiply that by all the people you know. Looks like big trouble to me

    1. Um its only spreadable by body fluid. You can’t get it by touching someone with ebola only if there body fluids get in an open wound or mucous membrane. Just FYI

      1. 1 you touch infected money
        Then touch your eye mouth nose
        Or sandwich without washing your hands
        ..BOOM!
        ..you’re infected!
        And so is everyone else you prepared a sandwich for.

  2. Great article with a lot of valid points. I work in Healthcare at a very large healthcare system in Pennsylvania. The only information we received is an email stating to question someone regarding their travel history, THAT’S IT!! as you state, Something IS VERY different about this outbreak of Ebola as compared to the rest.

    Several things are different actually:

    1- our government seems to have no clue (SHOCKING..LOL), they haven’t even shut down incoming flights from the hot zone and passengers originating there. THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE WEEKS AGO, as many other nations have done.

    2- the rapid rate of spread and seeming ease of spread.

    3- the sheer numbers of infected and/dead compared to other outbreaks.

    So the “experts” can claim it is “difficult” to catch or that it Hasn’t gone airborne all they want- I, for one, am not buying that narrative. The only true way is, as you state Ken, AVOID people until it burns itself out. If it does become a firestorm and is as contagious as,say, the Flu, then going to work/school will no longer matter. Paying the bills won’t matter. collecting the mail won’t matter. worrying about foreclosure/repossession/credit reports won’t matter because ,guess what, those people won’t be showing up for work either. All that will matter at that point is survival and safety of you and your families. So, as Ken stated in a previous article, stock up quietly now because when the sheep begin to panic, and they will surely do that when several more cases pop off in different cities, you won’t want to be trying to do your grocery shopping then (think New Orleans after Katrina, not the time to go to Walmart)!. Be safe and my best to you all. We are the few left with common sense and therefore NEED to survive and keep common sense in the gene pool……

  3. Stay calm and carry on folks…

    Ebola hasn’t exactly spread like “wildfire” just yet and maintaining one’s composure is paramount before something radical does occur like the virus jumping states, becomes airborne, or it being announced in more victims than just this nurse.

    In order to “survive ebola” or some other threat, our home/work setup is that we live in a remote area and I work from home remotely, so not being around people during the day is easy for me. This was a plan put into play many years ago and all by design.

    Nobody at my wife’s work is talking about this because they are all a bunch of sheeple. They don’t want to think about the possibility of Ebola until it hits closer to home.

    My suggestion would be to realize and respect the Ebola threat, but go on about your daily lives for the time being – which, based on the comments in the past several posts seems to be near impossible for most folks, i.e. the sky is falling.

    When it hits within 500 miles of me, I’ll begin taking action within our household.

    In the meanwhile, I’ve got learning, prepping, training, and some purchases to make…

    1. I liked your article. I am not one of the people who are saying the world will end, but, I do want to take some necessary precautions while I have a chance. I do not have a lot of disposable funds on hand but I am able to spend a few hundred on food supplies if need be. I am getting closer to doing this. I have GO bags for my wife and I with 72 Hours worth of emergency supplies, and I have a get home bag in the car.

      In the homestead I have about 2-3 weeks of supplies on hand. I must honestly say that I am getting worried about Ebola getting out of control. As a country we always state we are ready for anything but in reality this is not the case as the government is full of it most of the time.

      God help us if more cases show up and panic sets in. Like you said most people are not talking about it. I have a sneaky suspicion they need to.

  4. Or if a card the pad where EVERYONE punches in their pin.

    I have not seen any mention of mail. If you are able to stay home do you bring in the mail? Wear gloves to get it then spread it on the garage floor (for how long) until any possible droplets have dried? Spray it with bleach? This would of course be only as long as mail is actually being delivered. No one sends cards or letters any more other than Christmas, and this year may change that, but medical bills and tax bills etc. I receive a lot of mail for my mother so just curious what the thoughts are on this.

    1. Curious,

      Likely the best solution to THAT specific problem is LIGHT. What I mean is the use of a hard-uv sunlamp, as we KNOW that such as that KILLS the virus in short order. Now…that is NOT the ‘cute lil sunlamps’ that you sunbathe under, not quite. Instead those are the type of unit that sterilize things, as in ‘medical strerilzation’ levels. Those, you do NOT want to be exposed to, as they BURN the dermis very, very quickly – and DEEPLY – indeed. Nonetheless, that is the only thought that occurs to me in trying to sterilize PAPER…without destroying it in the process (any liquid agent is likely are a bust, roundly for that…)

    2. J. Rawles at Survivalblog says to put the mail (and gloves) in the microwave for 90 seconds to kill the virus.

      1. I had NOT consdierted THAT!

        Good info! Truly, I had not stopped to consider what the effects of simply microwaving ‘the post’ might do. Thanks!

      2. Change all your necessary paper mail to electronic and burn the rest.

        Tell the holiday card senders to email/text/call instead.

    3. The standard answer for sterilizing mail is microwaving it for 90 seconds. That’s a problem if there is metal within it.

      A lot of preppers and now non-prepper types who are rushing mail orders to get in specialized equipment, but at a certain point it would make sense to use that procedure for standard mail in order to protect yourself from potential fomites.

  5. “Our government is not helping us.”

    No..they are not. The current government of these United States has sunk into a lunacy…rather a ‘Catatonia’ that is simply “Incomprehensible” to me.

    Witness that there is STILL no attempt on the part of the authority’s to regulate the stream of human traffic between this continent and Africa, ths exposing EVERY person here to the ghastly SPECTRE of a disease for which no cure, or even truly effective treatment – as yet – EXIST. It BOGGLES the mind!

    In the later part of the 1800’s, as well the early part of the century that followed it, the disease ‘Typhus’ was a true scourge, for which also, no treatment existed. Under that circumstance persons so diagnosed were ROUTINELY placed under STRICT quarantine, to the point of removal from Society at large. Think not…think that is internet ‘huff and puff’? Think again…go over to Wiki and look up ‘Typhoid Mary’, NOW THAT is how they dealt with that THEN. Gee what a contrast…that to TODAY, it just BOGGLES my mind, the absolute incompetence of those ‘in charge’ these days; complete and UTTER incompetence.

  6. Texas E.R. Doc;
    No job is worth dying for! Nursing staff and other attending personnel will be directed (ask) to assist only if they have proper p.p.e. and training. Isolation rooms are required. Safe disposal of contaminated support equipment such as bedding is required. The requirement list is much more inclusive than noted here. If these requirements are not met the E.R. will Not
    Be staffed!

  7. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, it takes 26 medical professionals to care for 1. Ebola patient. 5 to 10 quarts of fluid need to be replaced each day. It takes 40 people to dispose of the waste. I find it doubtful that this effort could be provided for many patients.

  8. What gets me is that Ebola is considered to be a level 4 pathogen. Level 4 pathogens require very expensive suits and sealed environments to work with. (Like the ones you see of people in laboratories with their own air supply.) Because of the cost, nearly none of the health care facilities in the country have that kind of setup so we use what we do have – a N95 mask, a disposable $20 Tyvek suit and some cheap latex gloves. For a level 4 pathogen. Let that sink in and ask yourself why this could be a problem again.

    That said, I’d say we’ve been extremely luck with US containment. My fear now is that West Africa is estimating 10K new cases a week in the near future. I said it before, but it’s worth mentioning. It’s not the 20 cases in 1 US city I’m worried about. It’s the 1 case in 20 US cities that worries me.

    1. Solid points.

      BTW, checked at the local Walmart today and all masks are gone from pharmacy shelves. There were still about a dozen 3M N95 masks in the paint section. If it gets to the level of masks, well I won’t be going anywhere anyway.

      1. When the first news broke, I actually popped open a browser tab to Amazon and watched them sell out in a matter of minutes using refresh. A day later a new seller had them at 3 times the price.

    2. Regardless, if someone in a lab, working around that exact same virus, and needs to wear a positive pressure suit, then why is someone in a hospital working around that exact same virus permitted to wear a paper gown?

      1. I pray our leaders plan!?! help for all mankndi. In my heart. I feel elite and want to be elite_ may survive.without America

  9. Good well thought out article.

    I hope you write an article on the struggle for those sequestered in critical infrastructure. It’s long been my belief that in the event of some large scale SHTF scenario, that a portion of the most talented people, those with significant skill levels will be locked in sequester.

    Those who are very patriotic and loyal will have a terrible decision to make if such an event continues and things begin to decline even worse. The point of sequestering is to assure the security of the personnel, provide them with a safe place to stay, guarantees of food and medicine, in exchange for staying on the site and maintaining continuity of critical services.

    Let’s say things decline into a collapse situation with Ebola. At some point, based upon lots of tabletop exercises, you’d have people attempting to flee from the metropolitan areas with the perception that avoiding the congested number of the infected, and with declining public services (fire, ambulance, medical care, utilities, water, law enforcement) that it would be safer to flee into the Unknown rather than stay.

    At that point, those people will be trying to get into smaller communities, with the first ones to leave fleeing for their bugout locations.

    Most of these smaller communities won’t want the extra strain on resources, the influx of contagion, the purchasing of limited supplies with nebulous credit that may or may not be valid anymore, and so rob the locals of those supplies and resources.

    If that happens, then those communities would likely for security reasons be extremely picky about who comes in based upon skill level (their own critical infrastructure cadre) and needed supplies (like antibiotics or a supply of insulin).

    But the most talented critical infrastructure who stayed behind might be the last ones to leave their posts. Which means, how do those sequestered make that final judgment call? Those last patriots who stayed behind, would then have to make a decision based upon their own family’s needs and their own selfish needs versus patriotism (in the event of inevitable collapse).

    I think it would make an interesting article and discussion. No doubt the military and government officials are puzzling out how to keep these sequestered on-site, and the most likely scenario is harboring the family of sequestered folks as a boon to staying.

    Money would have no meaning as a draw in the face of a true collapse. Even gold has no value at a certain point, only food and medicines and tools.

    1. Tools is a broad term for a variety of items. While guns are definitely tools, all tools will be far more valuable under post-collapse conditions as they can’t be easily fabricated.

      One of the biggest concerns has been contagion in a post-collapse situation, mostly due to sanitation issues with many deaths. It’s grim to think in these terms, but there will be many items to scavenge later however fomites are a major concern and based upon Winter conditions we know that things like Ebola and Influenza can survive (that’s how they found samples for research on the 1918 strain by digging up victims in the permafrost).

      A lot of things that have value today have no intrinsic value under severe post-collapse conditions, but will gain in value afterwards for bartering but based upon the old world economy.

      You can’t eat gold, but it has a history of being valuable. I doubt gold would be of any worth to the critical infrastructure personnel as a means of maintaining their posts. Obviously the safety of those folks’ families would be an incentive, but I’d expect a lot to flee sequestering based upon a breach of contagion protocols.

      Look at the FUBAR situations happening so far which goes to show you that Murphy’s Law will always be in effect as people are human and will make mistakes. Or some tear is in a protective suit, or someone panics. Which means it can certainly happen while sequestered.

      Rewatch the tv miniseries The Stand. The way that containment is broken is when a sequestered soldier flees with his family, right. I’m watching the beginning of the original Andromeda Strain with the hair on the back of my neck standing straight up at times.

      I’m praying the CDC begins to take this situation with stone cold seriousness as to date it’s been so shabbily handled that I cannot believe the current leadership can manage the crisis.

  10. I have read from multiple sources that the Ebola virus can survive on surfaces for days or even weeks depending on the environment.

    But I don’t think anyone truely knows how infectious this virus really is.

    As you say, there is something very different about this Ebola.

    As Lizzie Bennet from underground medic says anyone who has the means to get out of Africa will probably do so as the disease consumes these counties. A mass exodus will bring with it any number of problems and any number of cases of Ebola.

    It seems to me that no matter how well the western countries handle this illness they will be overwhelmed sooner or later if it is not stopped in Africa.

    Africa is the key in my opinion.

    Can you imagine if some worker in McDonalds gets it? Absolutely catastrophic.

  11. pretty horrible thought, but for a few years now, the gov’t has been putting out “warnings” to prepare for the zombie apocalypse. seems to me that a Ebola Patient, bleeding out, might look “zombieish”

  12. My daughter works in a large hospital, which is part of a large medical care system, 3 hours from Dallas. She says to date they have had NO instructions on what to do if Ebola is suspected in a patient or visitor. (She works on a medical floor, not ER.) The only talk is among her coworkers, many of whom were originally from different African nations and have frequent visitors from home. None are from currently known infected countries, but she says they are all very worried.

    Her unit has many direct admissions (meaning not thru ER, but from home for planned surgeries or from doctor’s office, etc.) and the admission questionnaire/procedure has not been amended in any way to include Ebola risk

  13. I read today that the travelers who can, coming out of Africa are carrying/using Bleach Wipes.

    I assume, from article, these are individually packaged wipes, similar to alcohol wipes.

    I do realise bleach is said to kill Ebola Virus.

    what about alcohol (wipes)?

    what about Hydrogen Peroxide?

    (if I pour alcohol from a bottle of rubbing alcohol, or Hydrogen peroxide over my hands and rub , does this do as good a job as bleach?)

    and Bleach

    I assume they are not washing their hands twenty times a day in straight bleach?

    how much bleach to how much water?

    thanks

    1. It’s possible to carry baby wipes saturated in bleach still in their box purchased in. Or carry baby wipes in a ziplok and a small spray bottle of bleach if you MUST go grocery shopping or the like.

      There are ways.

      I did read that the sanitizer I keep in my bag and all vehicle glove boxes is useless.

  14. The fecal matter is on a collision course with the air circulation device. The problem is post collapse flare up of Ebola. The only way to beat Ebola is with your immune system. Which means surviving the initial infection or accepting a HASTILY developed & possibly untested vaccine…

    We can all crawl/climb/run to our bugout location. And survive for a while. Eventually we will go insane from stress & loneliness or open the door a crack to check on society. Eventually exposure will probably occur. Plan for supportive measures at some point. Yes Ebola is a DANGEROUS & DEADLY illness. But we ought to include in our preps some medical grade electrolytes, as well as gastrointestinal meds to MAYBE help our self & loved ones survive a post collapse flare up of Ebola.

  15. more “good” news…

    “Shock W.H.O. report: Ebola has 42-day incubation period, not 21 days!

    95% of confirmed cases have an incubation period in the range of 1 to 21 days; 98% have an incubation period that falls within the 1 to 42 day interval.

    Unless the sentence structure is somehow misleading, this passage appears to indicate the following:

    • 95% of Ebola incubations occur from 1 – 21 days
    • 3% of Ebola incubations occur from 21 – 42 days
    • 2% of Ebola incubations are not explained (why?)

    Underscoring the importance of the 42-day rule, the WHO document openly states that a 42-day observation period with no new outbreaks is required before declaring the outbreak is under control.

    Ebola-infected citizens who are “cleared” of Ebola may still erupt with the deadly virus for a period of three more weeks”

    1. Apparently 2% of people who carry the virus do not develop symptoms.
      I do not know if that means they are still infectious.

      1. Sue

        I read the same, and also seem to recall that they were.

        so, my question has been,

        these folks who were sharing the apartment etc with Mr Duncan, and so far not sick, is it possible this applies to them?

      2. Those who have Ebola do not develop symptoms from 2-21 days after being exposed to the virus. They will be contagious for a short time before they start developing symptoms.

  16. Now that the boyfriend of the nurse has gotten Ebola, wouldn’t it be smart to purchase some fish antibiotics in case your “fish” need antibiotic treatment? That won’t do anything against Ebola, but you can bet during a health crisis that you’re going to be hardpressed to get routine medical care for your “fish”.

    Not to mention, I cannot think of a better barter item when bugging out than “fish” antibiotics to help pave the way on your journey to your bugout location, or for future trades, right?

    If you’re entering a small rural community, and they don’t want strangers who might have contagion, then is there anything that would be as valuable as “fish” antibiotics?

    Seems like a cheap investment. Ken facilitates the sale of them. It’s a good way to handle it. Seems like a no-brainer if you don’t have them in your preps.

  17. This is going to seem dumb, but if Ebola was widespread, and since there’s a lot of illegals in this country (as well as 187,000 known illegals with previous criminal records) and who knows how many millions of convicts in America (including tons of known sexual predators you can find in state databases), then it seems to me at a certain point, that writing “Contagion within” on the outside of your home, well that might be a good way to keep the criminals at bay and stop looters too.

    I won’t get more graphic than this, but you get the idea. You want your home to look like there are infected dead within so people stay away.

  18. Imagine a $500,000 bill for ONE uninsured patient -as in Dallas- multiplied by ten…or, a hundred.

    The director of the Dallas hospital said this one patient bankrupted that hospital…..economic collapse anyone???

    1. JayJay,

      You are very observant! I have been wondering how much money this could cost us (multiply times the # of Ebola cases plus the cost of equipping hospitals and so on), and also the fear factor (and reality factor) and how it could affect the economy at large. It could be a trigger to collapse it.

  19. how long is a jug of bleach “good” for?

    have read various things on the net, (we are assuming I am hoping to keep it useful in case of emergency)

    one year
    three months
    unlimited

    any one know, how old a jug of bleach can be, before it loses its disinfectant quality re virus???

    1. It is my understanding that after one year, regular bleach may lose approximately 50% it’s effectiveness (chlorine) – meaning you should double the amount you would have normally used after one year.

      I would love to test this (by measuring chlorine levels in a diluted mixture by comparing new bleach versus 1-year old), but I have been rotating the working bleach that we use so don’t have anything ‘old’. I should set a gallon aside and date it – and check it after one year ;)

      Having said that, I do plan to do a future article on using ‘pool shock’ to make your own bleach. (‘Pool Shock’ will not deteriorate with a shelf life)

      1. Ken,

        thank you.

        I have to say, I have a jug of “old” bleach. if it is not a yr old, it must be close. when I used it on ceramic to get rid of stains, smelled strong, and also took the colour out of my jeans, where it splashed. so it worked for that.

        however, I was wondering for a ebola virus type situation…

      2. also,
        do you know,

        along the lines of killing virus/bacteria…

        any idea what would be the dilution/no dilution?

        that is, should it be used full strength? a cup per gallon?

  20. Wonder if Lysol disinfectant spray kills Ebola. Would be a lot easier to deal with than bleach for certain items.

  21. Threat of virus might interfere with commerce, daily routines…

    (Washington Post) Ebola started as a faraway thing, and that was scary enough. Then it jumped to a Dallas hospital, where one man died and two nurses were infected. On Wednesday, Ebola took a different kind of leap — a psychological one — as concerns spiked nationally about how the threat of the virus might interfere with commerce, health and even daily routines.

  22. PLANE MADE 5 FLIGHTS BEFORE TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE…

    (LA Times) The Frontier Airlines jet that carried a Dallas healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola made five additional flights after her trip before it was taken out of service, according to a flight-monitoring website.

    1. The scope of what each person on board that plane touches, who then go on to touch hundreds of other items, including loved ones and friends, is phenomenal, staggering the imagination. And imagination is mostly what we have to go on, since we’re not being told all the facts of how Ebola is really spread.

      Because the government is holding back the facts, we might as well believe Ebola attaches to all substances. Simply touching an object could cause exposure. Might the very air we breathe eventually contain the Ebola virus? I shudder to think so. If we’re not being told the full truth because citizens “would panic,” then maybe it is as easy to be infected as my imagination says it is!

  23. Three thousand military members could likely be exposed to Ebola in Africa. Exactly where do these men and women live and will they be returned to their home states? Will they, in truth, have a 21 day quarantine before going home to their families, or will we simply be told they will?

    This president was hailed as being highly intelligent when he was first elected. Now I hear reports that he “doesn’t understand,” or is “grossly inept.” So, which is it? I opt for highly intelligent. He knows precisely what’s going on, and is in full agreement to cull our numbers.

  24. I’m here looking for some answers.

    My husband is sort of a young conspiracy theorist which at times I just have to tune him out. However, this is real to me and has had me on edge since Eric Duncan was introduced to the United States as “Patient Zero”. My husband comes into contact with immigrants EVERY DAY, EVERY SINGLE DAY! Some from west Africa. So much so that there was a father that went in asking if he should be concerned since his daughter had just come back from Liberia. He was asking question about her and the virus. He is not in the medical profession. He is a civil servant working in a small office. I gave him an ultamatum: he is not allowed to shake hands, he is to wash his hands after coming home and holding the kids, personal Lysol wipes and antibacterial. I’m on the verge of making him wear a mask. A few of these immigrants have gotten offended because he didn’t extend his hand (he is by no means racist since I’m Spanish). I asked him to write an email to all his supervisors who happen to be DHS. They have not sent a single email out about this or how to protect or WHATEVER! I’m ready to make a sign myself saying “if you have had a fever/cough/sneeze/vomiting/diarrhea in the last 24 hours you cannot enter this office.

    What do I need to do to protect him/us?
    What foods do I need to stock other than bottled water/rice/dried beans/canned goods and how much or each?

    I am also concerned for my sister who works in the ER for one of the most prestigious university hospitals and she hasn’t heard anything about protocol.

    We have 1/2 of a bugout plan but I need help in finishing it up.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

  25. I’m in Australia, and although we haven’t had any cases here yet it’s just a matter of time. During a pandemic will water supply usually still be safe or will we need to boil/treat drinking water?

  26. My sister is a doctor. Theyre preparing. They are positive this won’t be contained. Theyre getting ready. You should too. Wood burning stove food water stock up. Thats how you’ll survive.

  27. Sterillium is a very good disinfectant. Don’t know for ebola but it says that it kills HIV, H1N1 etc in a few seconds or a few minutes.

  28. Watched part of an interview of nurse on CNN today. She stated that the suits nurses were given to wear
    a) had zippers
    b) were made from Tyvek.

    To my mind, this set off alarm bells, and maybe the big mystery of contamination is now solved….

    A)zippers leave spaces for virus particles to enter
    B)Tyvek suits are not designed for this, they are permeable.

    From the Tyvek site

    Tyvek® repels water-based liquids and provides protection against low concentrated inorganic chemicals and particles > 1.0 µm.

    re Ebola Virus Particle size

    I think I recall reading that Ebola virus particle is not only smaller than this, but smaller than most other virus particle.

    Any one have further info on what is actually worn/recommended?

    seems to me, looking at pics of medical workers in Africa, they are NOT wearing Tyvek???
    …….

  29. just read this on BBC news….

    Ebola survivors ‘safe sex warning’ issued by WHO

    “The WHO has urged Ebola survivors to be even more cautious during sexual contact to ensure the virus is not passed on to their partners.

    The warning comes after a survivor was found to have traces of Ebola in his semen almost six months after recovery.

    This is some 90 days later than previously documented.”

  30. I have seen more and more articles detailing that Ebola Virus can live in the body after a person is declared “cured” and pass the virus on…Here is yet another incident…

    Ebola survivor likely source of new Liberian outbreak: WHO

    A resurgence of Ebola in Liberia is likely to have originated in a survivor still carrying the virus, scientists said Wednesday as the country announced a second death in the new outbreak.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) said the genetic sequence of the virus sampled from the 17-year-old victim at the centre of the first cases for three months did not match variants circulating in neighbouring Guinea or Sierra Leone.

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