There are about 2,500 deaths and 5,000 estimated people infected at this point. To make matters worse the Obama administration is sending 3000 US troops right in the infected zone! Not only does that put our troops lives in danger but also the entire US population when these military men return from duty.
Furthermore western governments are now issuing alerts for hospitals to prepare across the nation, here is the latest on Ebola…
The World Health Organization (WHO) published an “Ebola Roadmap Response” claiming that their goal was to stop Ebola’s International transmission within the next 6-9 months (pg4). However with the Ebola numbers rising it seems their plan is far from implementation. The report further indicates: “that in many areas of intense transmission the actual number of cases may be 2-4 fold higher than that currently reported. It also acknowledged the aggregate case load of Ebola could exceed 20,000 over the course of this emergency. The Roadmap assumes that a rapid escalation of the complementary strategies in intense transmission, resource-constrained areas will allow the comprehensive application of more standard containment strategies within 3 months. This plan recognizes that a number of currently unaffected countries could be exposed to Ebola, but assumes that the emergency application of the standard control strategies will stop any new transmission within 8 weeks of the index case (pg7).”
Being prepared isn’t complicated, it just takes a willing heart to do something about your situation. If you have postponed prepping, then NOW is the time to start taking preventative action and ready yourself and your family for what’s ahead. With the looming threats of Ebola we can no longer sit on the sidelines and think the ‘government’ can handle it all. They can’t!! And history has proved that they won’t… the Great Depression, the Holocaust, and more are just a few examples of how they have failed us….Don’t postpone any longer, get ready! The more who prepare the better…. source
Here are the precautions from the Mayo Clinic. Personally, I wouldn’t trust anyone with a vaccine at this point.
Prevention focuses on avoiding contact with the viruses. The following precautions can help prevent infection and spread of Ebola and Marburg.
- Avoid areas of known outbreaks. Before traveling to Africa, find out about current epidemics by checking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
- Wash your hands frequently. As with other infectious diseases, one of the most important preventive measures is frequent hand-washing. Use soap and water, or use alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60 percent alcohol when soap and water aren’t available.
- Avoid bush meat. In developing countries, avoid buying or eating the wild animals, including nonhuman primates, sold in local markets.
- Avoid contact with infected people. In particular, caregivers should avoid contact with the person’s body fluids and tissues, including blood, semen, vaginal secretions and saliva. People with Ebola or Marburg are most contagious in the later stages of the disease.
- Follow infection-control procedures. If you’re a health care worker, wear protective clothing, such as gloves, masks, gowns and eye shields. Keep infected people isolated from others. Dispose of needles and sterilize other instruments.
- Don’t handle remains. The bodies of people who have died of Ebola or Marburg disease are still contagious. Specially organized and trained teams should bury the remains, using appropriate safety equipment.
Scientists are working on a variety of vaccines that would protect people from Ebola or Marburg viruses. Some of the results have been promising, but further testing is needed.