If you have been following our blogs, you can see we have been keeping an eye on this and watching its progression. The WHO (World Health Organization) has been warning us that this is a huge problem. http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/en/ Sadly, people here in the US seem to be taking this very nonchalantly. If you’re in doubt of my statement, simply ask a few of your friends, ask a passerby, or ask the person in line with you at the supermarket or restaurant. I’ve actually went a step further and today, 10/1/14, I asked a classroom of healthcare professionals, college graduates, about this outbreak. Most couldn’t even tell me what country the outbreak occurred and only one knew there was an actual case in the United States. This lack of knowledge, I’m afraid, will be our biggest down fall. http://www.advancedsurvivor.com/ebola-virus-lack-of-knowledge-can-be-deadly/
If you’re reading this, you must be in the minority of folks out there, who are concerned. This is a quote directly off of the WHO website: “22 September 2014 ¦ GENEVA – Unless Ebola control measures in West Africa are enhanced quickly, experts from the WHO and Imperial College, London, predict numbers will continue to climb exponentially, and more than 20,000 people will have been infected by early November” http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2014/ebola-study/en/
So, how do you protect yourself against this huge epidemic that seems to be picking up incredible speed? First and foremost, know the disease process and get as much info. about the disease, as you possible can. Get it from a reputable place: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs103/en/ . Take precaution by stocking up on items that will allow you can stay at home, if at all possible. Extra food, water and medical supplies will be essential.