“It is the world’s first Ebola epidemic and it is spiraling out of control. It’s bad now and it’s going to get worse in the very near future,” Frieden told CBS News. “There is still a window of opportunity to tamp it down, but that window is closing. We really have to act now. Vaccines and treatments may come along, but right now what we have are tried and true methods that we have to scale up. They have worked in prior outbreaks but we are not getting to scale” Frieden goes on to say, “The epidemic is going faster than we are. We need to scale up our response. We can hope for new tools and maybe they’ll come, but we can’t count on them.”” Director for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, Tom Frieden, MD; Sept. 2nd, 2014
….From the most recent CDC Ebola Prevention Alert:
How do I Protect Myself Against Ebola?
If you are in or traveling to an area affected by the Ebola outbreak, protect yourself by doing the following:
Wash hands frequently.
Avoid contact with blood and body fluids of any person, particularly someone who is sick.
Do not handle items that may have come in contact with an infected person’s blood or body fluids.
Do not touch the body of someone who has died from Ebola.
Do not touch bats and nonhuman primates or their blood and fluids and do not touch or eat raw meat prepared from these animals.
Avoid hospitals where Ebola patients are being treated. The U.S.
Embassy or consulate is often able to provide advice on medical facilities.
Seek medical care immediately if you develop fever (temperature of 101.5oF/ 38.6oC) and any of the other following symptoms: headache, muscle pain, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, or unexplained bruising or bleeding.
Limit your contact with other people until and when you go to the doctor.
Do not travel anywhere else besides a healthcare facility.
CDC has issued a Warning, Level 3 travel notice for three countries. U.S. citizens should avoid all nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. CDC has issued an Alert, Level 2 travel notice for Nigeria.
Travelers to Nigeria should take enhanced precautions to prevent Ebola.
For travel notices and other information for travelers, visit the Travelers’ Health Ebola web page.”
Basic Pandemic Preparedness Supply List
N-100 Face Masks(Recommended mask rating from World Health Organization)
Tyvek Body Suits
Pain Relievers and Tylenol
Large Garbage Bags
3 months of Food and Water (1 L Per Person/24 Hrs)
Or just watch “28 Days Later”, “Contagion”, “World War Z” and “The Road”…..