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Free Homesteading, Cooking, Prepper, Survival eBooks & PDF for 05-30-18

Free Kindle Survival Homesteading Books

Free Homesteading, cooking, Survival, , and Prepping Kindle ebooks and PDF’s? Yes FREE Kindle ebooks and PDF’s!! Every now and then Amazon runs special offers on some of their Kindle ebooks and PDF’s, making them free for a limited time (usually just 24 hours).

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Free Homesteading, Cooking, Prepper, Survival eBooks & PDF for 04-29-18

Free Kindle Survival Homesteading Books

Free Homesteading, cooking, Survival, , and Prepping Kindle ebooks and PDF’s? Yes FREE Kindle ebooks and PDF’s!! Every now and then Amazon runs special offers on some of their Kindle ebooks and PDF’s, making them free for a limited time (usually just 24 hours).

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These ebooks and PDF’s are only free for a limited time so if you are interested in one make sure you get it right away so you don’t lose out!

Remember you DON’T need a kindle to take advantage of these! There are FREE kindle apps for most major platforms!! iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac and Android. You can find those apps here!

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Free Homesteading, Cooking, Prepper, Survival Kindle eBooks for 04-14-18

Free Kindle Survival Homesteading Books

Free Homesteading, cooking, Survival, , and Prepping Kindle ebooks and PDF’s? Yes FREE Kindle ebooks and PDF’s!! Every now and then Amazon runs special offers on some of their Kindle ebooks and PDF’s, making them free for a limited time (usually just 24 hours).

I will check Amazon on regularly basis for their free Kindle ebooks in related subjects such as survival, homesteading and prepping etc. I will do all the leg-work for you so you don’t have to. You can just come back here regularly, so make sure to bookmark this blog.

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WEEKLY THREAT ROUNDUP 1-21-18

From AlertsUSA

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This Flu Season Is Severe, and Far From Over

 

January 20, 2018

 

On Jan 19th, the following related Flash SMS
message was sent to
AlertsUSA subscriber mobile devices:

1/19 – CDC virologic surveillance data shows flu season worsening, w rapid incr in deaths & hospitalizations. Spot shortages of antivirals nationwide. Caution urged.

What You Need To Know

On 8 occasions this week AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices regarding safety and security matters. Most pressing for this report is the increasing severity of the annual flu season in N. America. According to the latest virologic surveillance data issued by the Centers for Disease Control on Friday, more people sought care for flulike illnesses last week than any other comparable period in nearly a decade. At least ten children died from influenza-associated illnesses during that period, bringing the total number of pediatric deaths this flu season to at least 30.

According to Lynette Brammer, head of the CDC’s Domestic Influenza Surveillance team, approximately 80 percent of children who died from influenza are not vaccinated.

Hawaii is the only state that is not reporting widespread illnesses.

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The most frequently identified influenza virus subtype reported by public health laboratories thus far this season is influenza A(H3N2) shown in the image above, which normally results in a much more severe flu season. Additionally, vaccine effectiveness (VE) against H3N2 viruses also is typically lower than against influenza H1N1 and influenza B viruses.

A cumulative rate of 31.5 laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations per 100,000 population was also reported, with the highest rate of hospitalization among adults aged 65 years and older, followed by those aged 50-64.

Compounding the challenges this year are spotty antiviral (Tamiflu, etc..) shortages nationwide, as well as an ongoing national shortage of IV fluids such as saline and nutrient solutions. These shortages exist because of damage to factories and power systems in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, “the production situation in Puerto Rico remains fragile.”

FLU MAY BE SPREAD JUST BY BREATHING

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Scienceshas revealed that the influenza virus’s capacity to aerosolize and linger in the atmosphere is significantly greater than previously thought. Analyzing 142 flu patients, the researchers found infectious virus in the air they exhaled, particularly in the first few days they showed symptoms. By contrast, sneezing appeared to play a relatively small part in spreading influenza.

The study also showed that flu sufferers who were overweight or obese were more likely to aerosolize the disease.

REALTED STORIES

Flu season warning: Babies and children hit particularly hard this year
Hospitals Experiencing Shortages Of IV Bags, Tamiflu
Hospitals Overwhelmed by Flu Patients Are Treating Them in Tents
More schools close across the US amid flu outbreak

YOUR TAKEAWAY:

This year the flu is brutal, but there are steps that can be taken to minimize risk.

  • Get vaccinated. Even though this years flu vaccine is less than optimal, a majority of infectious disease specialists will tell you that some protection is better than no protection. If you are a member of the ‘no vaccine’ crowd, roll the dice.
  • Next, avoid sick people if possible.
  • If sick, avoid healthy people. According to the CDC, the typical incubation period for influenza is 1—4 days (average: 2 days). Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. CDC further recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities.
  • Wash your hands often, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Next, clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated (faucet handles, door knobs, TV controllers, etc..)

You can also step things up a bit:

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Hibiclens is a hospital-grade skin cleanser providing antiseptic activity and a persistent antimicrobial effect that lasts up to 24 hours. The product has been used in hospitals worldwide for more than 30 years for general hand washing as well as pre-surgical scrubs. Get it through through your local pharmacy or Amazon via the linked image above.

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If you have sick people in your home or place of work, you may wish to consider a simple face mask to reduce your chances of contracting the virus. While there is debate in the scientific community over how well face masks guard against influenza when people use them outside of hospitals and other health care settings, your best bet is to follow their practices. To this end, Centers for Disease Control guidance very clearly recommends recommend the use of a NIOSH-certified N95 facemask or better respirator for the protection against airborne particles.

AlertsUSA continues to monitor the domestic and international threat environment and will immediately notify service subscribers, via SMS messages, of new alerts, warnings and advisories or any developments which signal a change the overall threat picture for American citizens as events warrant.

 


 

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OTHER SMS ALERTS FROM THIS WEEK
NOT DETAILED IN THIS NEWSLETTER ISSUE

1/13 – Hawaii Civil Defense has confirmed their emergency alert regarding inbound ballistic missile was a mistake. More via email.

1/13 – N. Korea warns U.S. re ongoing military buildup, reminds that Guam and the U.S. mainland are within strike range of Hwasong missiles. More via email.

1/15 – Explosion collapses two building in Antwerp, Belgium. Numerous injuries. cause yet undetermined. AlertsUSA monitoring.

1/16 – US Embassy Philippines cautions Americans re Mayon Volcano, SE of Manila. “Hazardous eruption is possible within weeks or even days.” More via email.

1/16 – Bright flash and massive explosion rocks SE Michigan and Ontario region. Suspected meteor. AlertsUSA monitoring…

1/17 – Al Qaeda releases new video featuring intel gathering & risk mgmt fieldcraft, warns jihadis to stop using cellphones & internet for communications. See email.

1/19 – Active shooter, Union and Vickers area, Colorado Springs, CO. Avoid the area. Police asking resident to shelter in place. Add’l alerts as warranted.

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World News Roundup

January 20, 2018

Other Developments We Are Following

AMERICAS

There are 3.6 MILLION DREAMers — far more than commonly known
Terrorists stalk dark web for deadlier weaponry
Mexico remittances: Transfers from US hit record high
Russian spy ship spotted off US coast a year ago returns to region
Pentagon Shadowing Russian Spy Ship
Supreme Court to take up Trump travel ban
The ISIS ‘senior commander’ who grew up on the Jersey Shore
Jim Mattis: Shutdown would have serious ramifications for US military
It Won’t Be Business as Usual in Chile
One way or another, bitcoin will be crushed by the authorities
Soldiers, military police move into 4 Rio de Janeiro slums
Judge bars transfer of U.S-Saudi citizen being detained by military
NSA surveillance programs renewed by Senate

EUROPE

Sweden Preps For A “Civil War”: PM Wants To Deploy Army In No-Go Zones
Swedish PM does not rule out use of army to end gang violence
Defense Cuts Leave UK Reliant on French, German Militaries
Russia marks 75 years since breaking Nazi siege of Leningrad
Russia accuses Washington of leaking diplomats’ bank details
Russia tests robotic strike vehicle in conditions close to real combat
Russia to Decommission Two Largest Nuclear Subs in the World
Russia’s S-400 Is Way More Dangerous Than You Think
Russia moves toward creation of an independent internet
Merkel and Kurz clash over migrant quota

MIDDLE EAST

Al-Qaeda launches recruitment drive for Daesh fighters
Israel dismisses Abbas’ threats to end security coordination
Israel reveals plans for 40-mile underground wall around Gaza
Iran nuclear deal cannot survive if U.S. pulls out: Russia’s Lavrov
Hezbollah slams US decision to keep troops in Syria
Lebanon says foiled IS holiday attacks
Be Careful What You Wish For: A ‘Persian Spring’ Would Be a Disaster
The Way Forward For the United States in Syria
Turkey shells Syria’s Afrin region, minister says operation has begun
Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders
Damascus warns on Turkish planes attacking Kurds within Syrian borders.

ASIA

China Ramps Up Its Navy To Challenge The U.S.
US lawmakers: ‘Bloody nose’ strike would spark massive war
The case for using military force to denuclearise North Korea –
American Illusions and Korean Realities: Preventing Conflict on the Peninsula
US Military Escalates War Efforts in the Philippines
Ahead of elections, Pakistan heads toward more political chaos
Graham: Seoul ‘undercutting’ Trump by allowing North Korea at Olympics
China flouting sanctions by docking in North Korea and loading up on fuel’
Some see U.S. already on DPRK war footing, waiting for allies to get onboard
Russia begins delivering S-400 air defence systems to China, says report
An arms race is building between China and its neighbours

 


 

Travel Security

The U.S. Dept. of State Travel Website is the authoritative federal source for information on the security situation at travel destinations worldwide. With tensions rapidly increasing in most regions, readers planning international travel, even to such common destinations as Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean Islands, are strongly encouraged to do a little research on the security situation well prior to departure.

Major USGOV Travel Notices

Europe Travel Alert
11/16/2017

Worldwide Caution

12/06/2017

The Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) provides several resources to enhance the safety and security of the U.S. private sector abroad. Additional information can be found on OSAC.gov

Mariners and U.S. citizens considering maritime travel should also review information at the websites of the National Geospatial Agency, the Maritime Security Communications with Industry Portal, and the U.S. Coast Guardfor information related to maritime and port security globally.

Additional Sources of Travel Guidance

Canada Dept. of Foreign Affairs

Australia Dept. of Foreign Affairs

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office

 


 

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Two strains of bird flu spreading

Over the past few weeks two strains of bird flue have been being reported on. One exists here in the United States and has resulted in the destruction of over 40,000 turkeys to try to minimize the spread. This is the H5N2 strain.

The second strain – the H7N9 – is currently in China. It is being found both in poultry and in humans. It is being reported that this strain could result in a massive pandemic if not brought under control.


Here are several links pertaining to the the H5N2 and H7N9 bird flu strains:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/bird-flu-strain-poultry-farmers-scrambling-29636088

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/kansas-avian-influenza-detected-in-leavenworth-county-poultry-flock-66717/

http://www.inquisitr.com/1920326/butterball-turkeys-infected-with-avian-bird-flu-40000-turkeys-will-be-killed-to-stop-multistate-outbreak-in-u-s/

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_27696409/report-h7n9-bird-flu-has-makings-pandemic

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/u-exports-risk-bird-flu-enters-heart-poultry-051047677–finance.html

I am not suggesting the world will end tomorrow due to bird flu. No – I am sure that both of these strains will be kept under control. BUT – you never know.

 

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CDC Quietly Monitoring 1400 Active Ebola Cases In the United States

As was pointed out earlier in the article: Ebola Has Not Gone Away it was suggested that during October 2014 the mainstream news media had been told to ‘shut up’, it has just been revealed that the CDC is monitoring 1400 ‘active’ Ebola cases in the United States – and it’s NOT on their website…



Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson said the CDC is not putting out the current information on how many potential cases of Ebola they are currently tracking in the Untied States.

Attkisson recently said on a FOX News segment,

“I called CDC not long ago and I said how many cases are being monitored in the United States and they said 1,400.”

“Where are these updates on your website?”

“They said they’re not putting it on the web.”

This is public information we have a right to know.

 

By the way, Sharyl Attkisson, a former CBS News reporter who was constantly at odds with the Obama administration, is the same reporter who was a victim of sophisticated hacking of her computers by ‘big brother’ – a highly publicized event several months ago. Can you say, NSA?


While some people reading this do understand the bigger picture (that the ‘government media complex’ is well known to be working together – sometimes covering up or distorting the real facts), it is my opinion that the behavior (of hiding this Ebola information) is not in our best interests as American citizens.

It is the self-responsible duty of every American to dig (or at least scratch the surface) beyond just the mainstream news to discover more about what may be happening in the world around us – some of which may directly affect our life or the decisions we make.

I am actually very surprised that we have an investigative journalist who actually reported this – and it was actually aired on FOX News. That in and of itself is surprising.

Do you think we will find out more about the 1400 ‘active’ Ebola cases being monitored in the United States, or where they are located? I doubt it… at least not from the CDC or mainstream.

Stay alert.

 

More on Ebola…

 

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Are You Prepared to Quarantine?

I’ve been seeing rumblings about the Bird Flu strains circulating in China right now. Apparently there are a couple of very fatal ones. Nothing new here folks, nothing to worry about, says the main stream media. I’m sure there are people out there prepping for it though. So let’s talk about what you’d need to maintain a quarantine if the situation ever called for it.  Food and water obviously.

Detention of humans or animals suspected to have communicable disease until they are proved free of infection. The term is often used interchangeably with isolation (separation of a known infected individual from healthy ones until the danger of transmission passes). It derives from the 40-day isolation period instituted in an attempt to prevent spread of plague in the Middle Ages.

So if you want to go all Medieval on it, you would need 40 days of food and water. 40 days of milk and fruit and bread. That’s a tall order.  But start small, get a week’s worth of food and water built up, then get another week’s worth. Keep at it and you’ll get to the 40 day mark.

LOTS of water. HOT water. It doesn’t really matter which plague or bug it is that you find yourself fighting. Hot water is usually the answer. Although it wouldn’t hurt to have bleach in your artillery too. I know, it’s heavy and expires too quickly to store well. I’m just saying, if you can arrange to have it, do so. Hot water though is your bare minimum to put up any sort of effective defense. Boil anything you’re drinking or cooking with. Bonus points if you boil your food too, this is not the time for salads and sushi.

Buckets and bags – this is more a practical matter than a super-secret prepper trick. Ideally you want a bucket for each person. Something to catch various body fluids in. Something that cleans out easily. Bags are nice for containing linens and towels that are fouled. Trash bags or large shopping bags are what you need here.

Disinfectant – Alcohols work well as both a disinfectant and an antiseptic. Alcohols are most effective when combined with purified water. A mixture of 70% ethanol or isopropanol diluted in water is effective against a wide spectrum of bacteria. Bleach I’ve already mentioned, hydrogen peroxide is another one I like to have on hand. My husband was raised with Iodine solutions.

You will need to determine if you’ll need physical deterrents to ensure your quarantine. A gate? A door barricade? Some sort of weapon? Perhaps you have space working in your favor. Will you alert family and friends or just go black? Lots to think about.

 

So let’s start thinking with at least this:

  • Instead of liquid bleach maybe have a 5 gallon bucket of large bleach tablets. They are the kind that are used for swimming pools and you can dilute them to the strength you need. They store well if you keep them dry and last forever. Another option came from local Menard’s sell bleach tablets that should last for years, only needing water to turn them into usable bleach. They sell them for $2.89 a bottle. I bought 15 of them and put away 14 of them. I’m using the 1 bottle to see how they work and so they seem to work just like liquid bleach in my laundry. Once I’m sure they work well I will vacuum seal them in a big canning jar and probably buy more of them.

     

  • And just to make the world nicer…one of those toilet seats that fits on top of a standard 5 gal bucket.

     

  • A bag of lime for the smell of buckets maybe?

     

  • I have some large tents and a camper for isolating people and ways to heat them. If it was bad enough I would go “black”. Close the gate, put up a sign, and keep things dark and quiet. For boiling water out and about, everyone needs to have some bricks around to build some rocket stoves. They are very efficient and reduce smoke to next to nothing after a few minutes. Your best weapon might be the illusion that everyone is infected at your homestead.

     

  • Don’t forget face masks and rubbers gloves.

     

Also check out:

11 Things You Must Have On Hand In Case Ebola Hits The Fan

Pandemic Preparedness

15 Preparedness Uses for Kiddie Pools

16 Uses for Plastic Sheeting

6 Ways To Prepare Ebola

 

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11 Things You Must Have On Hand In Case Ebola Hits The Fan

Ebola is not over.  As it becomes more clear that Ebola is firmly a worldwide problem, there may have been unintentional exposure to hundreds of people outside of the hot zone.  To be prepared, you should have a few things on hand that will keep you safer than without them. Ebola is a serial killer and will take every possible opportunity to kill those who come to help.  But like any war, we have weapons too, and they are in the strategic categories of identification, defense, attack, and containment.  There is also an amount of practicality on this list.

By Doc Montana, a contributing author of Survival Cache and SHTFBlog

It contains nothing that costs more than a few dollars. Everyone should have these materials on hand since unintentional exposure is always accidental.  Therefore your planning time is now, and you will likely be on your own if this goes downhill fast.

Finally, do not take this list as anywhere near adequate to work with an Ebola-infected patient. Instead this list is designed to reduce your chance of exposure in public, and to make a last-ditch effort to prevent further spread should Ebola hit close to home.  More elaborate barrier methods including disposable Tyvek suits and full-face respirators will certainly better your odds, but only if you have them, replace them often, and have enough of them to outfit your family or community.

The Shopping List

Bleach:  Chlorinated water has been proven an effective disinfectant for Ebola.  For best results mix 1:10, or one part bleach to ten parts water (not the one to nine as is often written).  So a one-gallon bottle of household bleach (i.e. Clorox) will provide eleven gallons of disinfectant.  Only mix as needed since the diluted bleach loses its strength over a day or two depending on temperature and air exposure. And paradoxically, diluted bleach is a better disinfectant than concentrated bleach, so more is not necessarily better.  And keep the area or thing to be disinfected moist with the bleach solution for minutes rather than seconds.  At least 10 minutes if you can.


Gloves:  The professionals use heavier, thicker gloves, but that is because they are intentionally entering an Ebola theater.  Your prevention needs will be served fine with Nitrile or latex exam gloves.  They should fit snugly and be replaced often.  To remove the gloves, pinch the glove at the wrist with one gloved hand and then pull the glove off the hand turning it inside out.  For the other hand, slide your bare thumb under the other glove at the wrist and pull off the glove without touching its outside surface.  Of course you should soak your gloved hands in the bleach solution prior to removal, and rinse your bare hands again afterwards.  And since the exam gloves are like giant rubber bands, watch out for flying material as the gloves are stretched and removed.

Masks:  There are three main mucous membrane areas on the human face; the mouth, nose and eyes and all are like wide open doors into your body. Particle masks with a minimum rating of N-95 can offer reasonable light protection from Ebola.  While an N-100 mask is arguably better, the fit and ability to change the mask often is more important unless you plan on deliberately entering an Ebola facility. Plus N-100s cost much, much more than N-95s so they probably won’t be changed as often as they should be.

Eye Wear:  With the mouth and nose covered, the eyes need some help.  Eye wear or a transparent face mask does two main things. First, it keeps unintentional Ebola virus from reaching your eyes when virus-contaminated liquid droplets splash, squirt, spray, or projectile in your direction from another person or source.  The second thing is that eye wear helps to keep your own fingers out of your own eyes. It is easy and habitual to touch your own face, so in many ways the mask and eye wear protect you from yourself. You don’t need anything fancy unless deliberately encountering Ebola, good shop glasses or lab goggles are fairly effective. Even prescription glasses or sunglasses are better than nothing, but like wood chips or metal flakes flying around the tool shop, the virus can hit you from the side, bottom or top landing right in your eye.  Then its game over.

Alcohol:  The CDC has found that the Ebola virus can be killed by many common disinfectant agents. They also advise using waterless alcohol disinfectants that are popular these days. Keep in mind three things: 1) Disinfectants are only helpful if used, so having them is not the same as regularly using them. 2) Soap, running water and vigorous scrubbing is more effective so consider the alcohol only a stopgap measure until a proper washing can take place. And 3) Many other fluids contain alcohol, bleach, hydrogen peroxide, or acetic acid (vinegar). Just remember that Ebola, while not a particularly durable virus that will die within a day without a host, does put up a fight so using something like using methyl alcohol gasoline additives (Heet, etc.) as disinfectants will require more time than if a bleach solution was used. And be careful because garage or kitchen decontamination solutions may dissolve other plastic barriers or gloves as well as acting like solvents providing the virus a faster pathway through membranes and even skin.

Duct Tape:  Plastic tape and duct tape will provide an effective barrier if sealed tightly. Disinfection procedures should be followed both before and after the removal of the duct tape because the tape can provide protection to the virus in first-round of decon if it gets trapped between layers or behind corners.


Plastic Sheeting:  Whether drop cloth, ground cloth, or plastic tarp, you can use the material for many last ditch efforts to isolate an area of your home, and make impromptu body bags.  Use the duct tape to secure the sheeting for isolation, and notice the direction of airflow with the goal to vent contaminated areas to the outside.  Even though Ebola is not airborne like the flu, it does easily catch rides on other materials as they are moved about.

Gasoline or Diesel: 
Gas is not just for your bug out vehicle, but also for incinerating ebola-infected materials and bodies. While Ebola will die just fine in a few hours to 24 hours (but give it 48 hours just to be sure) if the Ebola is contained in a fluid that came from an infected person, it remains biologically hot for much longer.  Incineration is an effective way to kill Ebola, and everything else for that matter.  Just don’t do anything stupid while moving the hazardous items to your burn pit.


Thermometer:  An elevated human body temperature is one of the first objective symptoms of an Ebola infection. Therefore the humble thermometer should be used often and effectively to locate those who might be infected within your family, group, or community.  The time for concern is when the body temperature reaches 100.4 degrees F or 38 degrees C.  And remember that a clean bill of health should only be assigned when a person is exposure-free and symptom-free for a full three weeks.

Paper Towels:  You will need to use something to wipe down and dry off surfaces and body parts.  Paper towels are a better solution since linens require management and storage until properly washed. Paper towels can be burned quickly, buried or sealed in plastic bags.

Plastic Garbage Bags:  If hazmat materials cannot be burned immediately, or are made of plastic, you will need to contain them.  Everything on this list will need to be disposed of properly or burned. High quality, thick trash bags are a realistic solution to the problem of storage and disposal of potentially contaminated materials.  This is not the time to buy the cheap ones.  Don’t overload the bags, or drag them causing holes in the plastic.  And don’t just toss them outside since wandering animals of both the wild and formally domestic variety may consider your Hot Zone a free lunch.  Note, however, that the CDC has never received a report of a dog with Ebola.

Also Read:

Pandemic Preparedness

15 Preparedness Uses for Kiddie Pools

16 Uses for Plastic Sheeting

6 Ways To Prepare Ebola

Get Ready

The above list is incomplete and inconclusive. It is not a substitute for proper knowledge and common sense.  This list is, however, designed to provide you with basic supplies on hand that will make a difference.  Good luck.

Further reading on the subject should include the military manual on decontamination, and CDC’s flyer on Ebola:

Decontamination of Vehicles Used To Transport Ebola Patients (Click Here)
CDC – What You Need To Know About Ebola (Click Here)

 

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U.S. Solders Quarantined in Italy – CDC Admits to Aerosol Transmission – USGOV May Bring Foreign Ebola Victims to U.S.

From our friends at AlertsUSA Inc.

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U.S. SOLDIERS QUARANTINED

On Monday, AlertsUSA subscribers were some of the first in the nation to learn that the Dept. of Defense had quarantined 11 U.S. soldiers and a two-star general following a deployment to the West African Ebola hot zone. The soldiers were some of the first sent to the region and had traveled widely around Liberia laying groundwork for additional force deployments. The quarantine location is the U.S. Army Garrison in Vicenza, Italy, located approximately 40 miles West of Venice. The soldiers will be monitored for 21 days at an isolated location on the base. By Wed of next week another 35 soldiers will join the original 11.

The decision to quarantine American soldiers at the base has sparked outrage in Italy, with increasing calls for the government to demand the U.S. move the soldiers back to U.S. soil.

On Thursday Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel defended the decision that all U.S. military personnel serving in Ebola affected countries, regardless of rank, will undergo 21 days of quarantine and monitoring due to their unique role, the scale of the deployment and the need to protect other soldiers and their families from possible infection. He called the move a “smart, wise, prudent, disciplined, science-oriented decision.”

QUARANTINE PROTOCOLS: PRUDENT VS POLITICAL

So as to highlight the ongoing chaotic, disconnected response to Ebola at the federal level, contrast the strength of the Pentagon’s quarantine model for soldiers who are not even working with Ebola victims with the luke warm, seemingly politically motivated CDC guidelines calling for voluntary isolation of healthcare workers who are providing direct care for infected individuals.

NY EBOLA PATIENT LIED TO INVESTIGATORS

AlertsUSA reminds readers of NY Governor Cuomo’s comment from last week regarding mandatory quarantine where he stated that “It’s too serious a situation to leave it to the honor system of compliance.” His words were driven home this week when it was revealed that New York City’s first Ebola patient, Dr. Craig Spencer, initially lied to authorities about his travels around the city following his return to the U.S. from treating Ebola patients in Guinea.

According to the New York Post, law enforcement sources indicate Dr. Spencer at first told officials that he isolated himself in his Harlem apartment upon his return. Detectives then reviewed his credit card statement and MetroCard and discovered that he in fact had traveled all over the city.

Then we have nurse Kaci Hickox who has gained significant notoriety this week by whining to the national media about being quarantined when she landed in New Jersey with a fever. After a few days, New Jersey Governor Chris Christi effectively deported her to Maine, where she was ordered by that state’s health authorities into self quarintine in her home, an order she ignored until Friday when a Maine court ordered significant restrictions.

PETULANT NURSE WORKS FOR THE CDC

While nurse Hickox initially claimed that she worked with Doctors Without Borders, a fact she oddly chose to downplay is that she is an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer for the CDC (also see this, her name at the top, position listed at the bottom).

SCIENCE SUPPORTS QUARANTINES

While nurse Hickox, President Obama, the ACLU, the CDC and even the United Nations Secretary General slammed highly restrictive quarantine rules, science clearly supports such measures. Research published just last month in the peer reviewed New England Journal of Medicine states that 13% of 4000 Ebola cases studied in this outbreak DO NOT HAVE FEVERS.

2011 NOBEL PRIZE WINNER SUPPORTS QUARANTINES

The strategy of mandatory quarantine has received strong backing by Nobel Prize-winning doctor and medical researcher, Bruce Beutler, who was awarded the prize in 2011 for his studies on the human immune system. In an interview with NJ Advance Media, Beutler said he favored such quarantines because “it’s not entirely clear that they can’t transmit the disease and there are conditions within which they may actually be infectious before they have a fever.

AUSTRALIA AND CANADA SUSPEND VISAS FOR HOT ZONE

This week Australia joined the growing ranks of nations closing the door to people seeking entry from Ebola-affected west African countries, implementing an across the board halt to processing visa applications from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. The Australian government has also cancelled and is refusing non-permanent or temporary visas held by people from Ebola-affected countries who have yet to leave for Australia. Further, permanent visa holders from these countries are being required to submit to a 21-day quarantine period prior to departure for Australia.

Late this week Canada implemented nearly the same measures, but with the caveat of case by case exemptions.

CDC ADMITS AEROSOL TRANSMISSION…. FOR A MOMENT

This week the CDC made the tacit admission that Ebola can in fact be transmitted by droplets and aerosols released in sneezes. The admission came in the form of a new information poster and fact sheet explaining how Ebola can be spread. Oddly, within days of the poster and fact sheet appearing, which were then highlighted in news articles, they were quickly removed from the CDC website.

USGOV TO BRING FOREIGN EBOLA VICTMS TO THE U.S.?

It was reported this week that the State Department has quietly made plans to bring Ebola-infected doctors and medical aides to the U.S. for treatment. This, according to an internal department document leaked to the Washington Times. The document is reported to have already been shared with Congress and even details the expected price per patient, with transportation costs at $200,000 and treatment at $300,000. Not surprisingly, once the story broke, the State Department spin machine went into action saying the plan had been shelved.

EBOLA STATS
(CDC / WHO estimate actual numbers approx 4X higher)

WEEK

CASES

DEATHS

WED OCT 29, 2014

13,703

4920

WED OCT 22, 2014

9,936

4877

WED OCT 15, 2014

8,977

4493

MED STAFF (HCW)

523

269

SOURCE: World Health Organization

Additionally, this week alone the New York Health Department reports they are monitoring 117 people for Ebola in just the five boroughs of New York City. The New Jersey State Health Department reports monitoring approximately 100 individuals and Pennsylvania reports
105.

NEW WHO GUIDANCE ON PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

WHO has conducted a formal review of personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines for healthcare workers and has updated its guidelines in context of the current Ebola outbreak.

 

 

AlertsUSA has established an Ebola preparedness website offing specific guidance and information on how to prepare for and respond to a domestic outbreak of Ebola. http://www.EbolaReady.com .


Many of the preparedness suggestions on this page reflect common sense. Others will come across as cold and severe until it is remembered that Ebola is a highly infectious and deadly pathogen. More than half of those who become infected die and that death is particularly gruesome.

In addition, we make product suggestions on the site with links to a multitude of suppliers via Amazon as they are convenient and inexpensive compared to most retail outlets. That said, if you can find these products elsewhere at a better price, grab t. The links are there for your convenience.

OTHER RESOURCES

For 13 of the past 14 weeks, AlertsUSA and Threat Journal have been warning of the progression of the West Africa Ebola outbreak and the danger posed to the continental United States (See
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13). A wealth of information is available within those past issues.

As always, AlertsUSA continues to closely monitor developments with the spread of this virus and will immediately notify service subscribers of major changes in its spread to different regions, important notices and warnings by government agencies or any other major changes in the overall threat environment as events warrant

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Obama’s Defense Department puts returning Military under Mandatory Quarantine: No reentry into U.S.

After refusing to stop incoming flights from Africa, and then forcing governors in three states to stop quarantining returning doctors, the Pentagon has ignored the Obama administration’s own policy and has started quarantining returning members of the military.

U.S. Army soldiers returning from Liberia are being placed in isolation in Vicenza, Italy and will be held there for at least 21 days. Army Major General Darryl A. Williams, commander of U.S. Army Africa, and approximately 10 other members of the U.S. military have been placed under quarantine in Italy after returning from West Africa over the weekend, according to multiple U.S. military officials.

Williams’ plane was met on the ground by Italian authorities “in full CDC gear,” the official said, referring to the type of protective equipment worn by U.S. health care workers. Another 30 members of the military are expected to be placed under quarantine orders later today.

Refusing to use the word Quarantine, the Obama administration is instead saying the isolated soldiers are under “enhanced monitoring.” Despite the political name play, family members say the soldiers are confined to a building and are unable to speak to their families – sounds a lot like quarantine to me.

Two sets of rules?

This comes as the White House and the CDC both pressured New Jersey and New York to immediately stop their policies of quarantining returning healthcare workers. While the Obama administration seems to have a different set of rules for returning military, they have yet again changed their recommendations for everyone else.

This morning, federal health officials issued new guidelines calling for voluntary, home quarantine for people returning from West Africa at the highest risk of contracting Ebola. The new guidelines, similar to ones that allowed an infected doctor to roam freely throughout New York, have no real power, and do nothing to stop infected individuals from coming to the country and spreading the disease.

A senior U.S. official told Fox News, “The Obama administration is going to war with New York and New Jersey, but its own military is recommending the same thing.”

Officials have refused to fully explain why the group of soldiers was being put under “controlled monitoring”, which is counter to the Pentagon policy. The current DOD policy on monitoring returning troops says “as long as individuals remain asymptomatic, they may return to work and routine daily activities with family members.”

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday that the Defense Department policy is “still under development.” When pressed on the issue on why returning military will be subject to quarantine when returning doctors are allowed to freely roam the streets, Earnest said it’s up to the Defense Department to announce its policies for troops that return from the region.

“We are seeing this administration put in place the policies that we believe are necessary to protect the American people and to protect the American troops,” he said. “And we’re going to let science drive that process. And as soon as we have a policy to announce on this, we’ll let you know.”

 

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