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Extreme Ebola Prevention List
50 simple things you can do to survive Ebola!

How to NOT catch Ebola: When it comes to Ebola personal
protection and defense, leave nothing to chance. Certainly it's
easy for Americans to avoid eating African bush meat, to steer
clear of traveling to West Africa countries, to stay hydrated and
to wash hands frequently, but there are many more precautions
to take.

Following is a "not so crazy" list of Ebola preparedness
considerations to help you mitigate spread of the disease to your
group or family. Indeed some of the ideas are on the far end of
extreme, but they just might save your life.

Top Ebola Gear to Disappear at Crisis:
  1. Surgical masks, N-100 Respirators, N-95 Respirators + Gas
    Masks
  2. Anti fog goggles + face shields + full head protective
    equipment
  3. Nitrile gloves (1st layer) + guantlet gloves (2nd layer)
  4. Tyvec Chemical Suits
  5. Fever reducers (do not give suspected Ebola patients aspirin)
  6. hand sanitizers, handwipes
  7. Bleach + disinfectants
  8. Adult oral rehydration + Pedialyte
  9. Emesis bags + adult diapers + bed sheet protectors
  10. Biohazard bags + garbage bags
  11. Thieves Oil + essential oils
  12. Immunity boosters (calcium, Vitamin C)
























Extreme Ebola Prevention Checklist
50 simple things you can do to avoid Ebola
Prepare now, panic later. Here's our list of 50 simple things you
can do to help avoid getting and spreading Ebola, so you don't
have to wear the full haz mat suit or go to an emergency room:

#1: Do not fly commercial airlines, avoid airports, cruise ships.  
Why risk Ebola at the source during an outbrake? Avoid the major
traffic source for disease carriers by avoiding the airports and
cruise ships altogether if there is a widespread outbreak. Don't
travel abroad. Don't go to the airports. Yes, this is an extreme
list. Is it paranoid or genius? You decide! Even if you aren't flying
to West Africa, you risk flying with people who may have come
into contact with the disease somewhere else in the world.  If
you must fly, at minimum you should upgrade your respirator and
wear an N100 mask, pictured left, on the airplane. You may get
strange looks, but you will definitely crate a personal-space
bubble around yourself. This alone should provide a measure of
protection against Ebola.

#2: Consider that Ebola might already be airborne.
If you are to believe the mainstream media, respiratory
transmission of Ebola has yet to be documented, but you're a
prepper, so you may as well assume Ebola is airborne and take
the extra precautions. An N100 mask can provide a level of
protection. Indeed airborne particles can spread Ebola:





Whether or not Ebola is spread through airborne particles in
humans is perhaps still a matter of debate, but one thing is for
sure: Ebola is contagious in droplet form.

#3: Don't eat bush meat (fruit bats and monkeys).
For most Americans it's easy to check that one off the list! It's
suspected that Ebola was first spread to humans from an African
delicacy of bush meat, specifically fruit bats and monkeys.
Unfortunately, domestic meat is not readily available or
affordable in Liberia, which is why the people have resorted to
protein found in the bush, including fruit bats and monkeys. Bush
meat might not be on your plate, but stay away from fruit bats
(and monkeys)! That's another easy checkpoint if you are living
in the United States and not travelling abroad, because fruit bats
live in Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.


























#4: Employ good hand hygiene.
Wash hands frequently, use hand wipes and alcohol-based hand
sanitizers.

  • Wash hands frequently. Pathogens can make their way
    from your finger tips to your body cavities or cuts and sores.
    Employ effective hand washing using guidelines from the
    World Health Organization.

  • Hand wipes are useful in your purse, pocket, drawer or
    glove compartment for the many times when your hands feel
    germy. They are ideal to wrap around grocery carts to avoid
    germs as well.

  • Hand sanitizers: Forget what you may have heard about
    overuse of antibacterial products - a few seconds of an
    alcohol-based hand sanitizer is as effective as ordinary hand
    washing. Alcohol breaks down bacteria differently than
    antibiotics, so they are perfectly acceptable. You may like a
    natural based hand sanitizers.

#5: Avoid shaking hands.
Don't touch other people's hands in an ebola emergency. Do not
extend your hand for a germy shake at the office or especially
while at a hospital. Shaking hands is more risky than touching a
toilet with your bare hands! Just tell the other person that your
hands are a bit sweaty, sticky or simply provide a friendly wave
and call it good.

# 6: Cover all cuts and open sores.
Even a paper cut could create a gateway for Ebola. Employ finger
cots and bandages as a barrier to point of entry. Finger cots,
pictured immediate left, are available in bulk for just a few
dollars and with free shipping.

#7: Don't touch your face.
Watch the movie Contagion and you'll realize you touch your face
2,000 times a day. Unfortunately, the more you think about not
touching your face, the more you will want to rub an itch.
  • Nose: Reach for a tissue when itching at your nose.
  • Mouth: Refrain from picking your teeth with your fingers.
  • Ears: Resist scratching at your ear with your fingers
  • Eyes: Avoid rubbing eyes with fingers. Pink eye is painful
    enough, but Ebola is deadly, and the gateway to both is
    from your fingers to your eyes. If you have allergies, know
    that rubbing eyes only produces more histamines, which will
    make your eyes even more itchy! Take your medication, use
    eye drops or try blinking your eyes several times to allow
    the natural process to sooth your eyes. Going to sleep is
    another way to allow the natural lubrication to work its
    magic.

If you must rub, choose the finger knuckle, which is the cleanest
part of your hand.

#8: Stay Hydrated.
Ebola patients who have survived were the ones who kept
hydrated. The more elevated the fluids in your body today, the
better you will be able to deal with the invasive threat should
Ebola enter your body. If you should get the flu, get hydrated
immediately, so you don't need to go to the emergency rooms
and risk getting Ebola. RecoverORS, pictured left.

#9: Keep three to six feet from strangers and anyone
potentially exposed to Ebola.
The definition of "Close Contact"is six feet, so stay six feet away
from infected people. Consider also staying away from strangers.
Three feet is the range in which infectious material may pass
from one person to another: the extra three feet are for good
measure as the sick person may spray bodily fluids in this range.
Yes, this is an extreme Ebola prevention measure, but here's the
gravity of the situation: if you're not in contact with infected fruit
bats (and monkeys), and you're not eating bush-meat, then
exposure with an infected individual is how you get Ebola! Avoid
close contact with strangers and those who may be infected.  In
extreme situations, you must stay away from the sick or those
who may have been exposed to the sick, but since you don't
know who is sick then just keep your distance from people in
general.

#10: Avoid touching public door knobs, elevator buttons, and
public phones.
The CDC reports that  "Indirect exposure to blood and body fluids
(via fomites) has also been implicated in EVD transmission but is
not common." Fomites are objects or materials that are likely to
carry infection, such as clothes, utensils, and furniture. Wash
hands as soon as possible after touching door knobs! This
presents a problem in public rest rooms, but you can use paper
towels or allow others to open the door for you. While door
knobs are particularly dirty place for germs and viruses to hang
out, particularly in hospitals, consider also bed rails,

    This means that no one has proven transmission through
    contamination; it does not mean it is not possible. The
    common cold is transmitted through these sources, and the
    CDC knows this fact, so the CDC concludes by saying,
    "However, given the apparent low infectious dose, potential
    of high virus titers in the blood of ill patients, and disease
    severity, higher levels of precaution are warranted to reduce
    the potential risk posed by contaminated surfaces in the
    patient care environment." In other words, let's not panic,
    but let's take precaution.

#11:  Bring your own pens and pencils.
Do not sign documents with shared pens or pencils. Kids should
not share pencils at school. When signing debit or credit card
with electric signature, do not use the shared writing tool. Stash
a tablet pen in your purse or pocket and use that.

#12: Avoid shared cellphone, tablets, magazines and books,
particularly in offices, libraries and schools.
In perfectly controlled environment, the virus can last for up to
six days on a surface; however, ultraviolet light, along with
oxygen deactivates the virus over time. Given the fact that there
is a 2-21 day incubation period for the disease, it would be
prudent to avoid contamination of heavy trafficked areas.

#13: Beware where germs hide while you're out and about.
Wash hands after using the following public surfaces:
  • Escalator rails, stairway rails and bathroom rails
  • Light switches
  • Picnic tables, restaurant tables, mall and cafeteria tables
  • Shopping carts and baskets
  • Avoid public bathrooms at airports especially. If you ignored
    #1, then by all means, at least avoid the airport bathrooms
    and all public rest rooms. Do your business at home.

#14: Know where germs hide in the office.
Bleach Germicidal Wipes can help you keep your personal
workspace clean.Around the office, beware germs hide on the
following surfaces:
  • work desk surfaces
  • keyboard and mouse
  • copy machine / fax machine
  • coffee pot handles

#15: Drop your shoes and purse or briefcase at the door.
When you come home, contain the germs from the outside world
which collect on your shoes, to a specific location. Set the shoes
outside or have a box or tray for the shoes to collect. You can
spray a disinfectant on them as an extra measure of protection.
Likewise,  drop your purse in a consistent location, as it may
have been exposed to germy places, such as the public
bathrooms.

#17: Use Bleach / disinfecting: Keep clean the places germs
gather in your home.
Stock up on bleach, including Ultra Clorox Germicidal Bleach,
pictured immediate left, as well as Bleach germicidal wipes,
pictured right. Disinfect environmental surfaces or objects
contaminated with blood, other body fluids, using a 0.5%
chlorine solution or a solution containing 5 000 ppm available
free chlorine), a standard hospital detergents disinfectant.

Sodium hypochlorite (bleach)
, has been effective in inactivating
the virus on pig and monkey farms, according to the World
Health Organization. Clorox Germicidal Bleach, pictured
immediate right, has 61,500 ppm sodium hypochlorite (6.15
percent).

  • Regularly clean key traffic areas in your home including:
  • kitchen sink
  • bathroom sink (actually more germy than your toilet)
  • toilet, toilet seat and toilet handles
  • door handles
  • garbage can
  • refrigerator door
  • light switches
  • telephones
  • remotes
  • tablets, computers, computer keyboards and mice

  • Important note about disinfecting for Ebola:
  • Never dry sweep with a broom.
  • Do not shake rags holding dust.
  • Do not spray or fog with disinfectant, as the aerosol is
    a potentially dangerous practice that has no proven
    disease control benefit.
  • Start your cleaning  from the cleanest area to the dirty
    area to avoid contaminant transfer.
#18: Go to grocery stores and restaurants at off-peak hours.
It's better to avoid restaurants, but if you feel you must, then
avoid the off-peak hours. This is simple and effective advice for
ordinary cold and flu season.

#19: Skip public transit.
Avoid the general public, by avoiding mass transportation. We
said this was an extreme list! In the dead of Winter, when Ebola
has more opportunity thrive on surfaces, it's better to err on the
side of caution.

#20: Tele-commute if you can, and minimize work related
travel.
Work from home if your boss will allow it to minimize your
exposure to contagion. See if you can set up a video conference
instead of traveling to do your training or to conduct a meeting.

#21: Don't take the kids to playgrounds or use mall
equipment.
Kids spread their germs on playground and mall equipment. Play
structures are cesspools of germs. As a bonus, you'll help
avoid
Enterovirus, the other pandemic plaguing children.

#22: Don't use the salad bar or buffets.
Beware if there is no barrier between your food and the general
public: germs are lurking in these seemingly harmless places.
Scooping your salad or lunch from the buffet provides added risk
for food poisoning.

#23: Do not give a suspected Ebola patient aspirin.
Ebola is painful, and naturally you may reach for the aspirin or
ibuprofen to relieve the pain; however,  according to The U.S.
Armed Forces Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Survival Manual,
by Dick Couch, Captan, USNR (retired), "aspirin and other
anticoagulant drugs should be avoided" in the management of
bleeding. The WHO also advises against providing aspirin.




































#24: Get into Essential Oils.



    Keep Peppermint Oil away from hands and face. One caveat
    is to avoid peppermint oil on the hands, which could rub into
    your eyes and cause severe pain.

  • Ceylon Cinnamon* and cinnamon Oil*. You may recognize
    the flavor of cassia as cinnamon, but the only true cinnamon
    is Ceylon cinnamon, which is the inner bark of the
    Cinnamomum verum tree, native to Sri Lanka. Ceylon
    cinnamon has a rich hstory as spice and a medicine. It has
    anti-clotting benefits, anti-microbial activity and can even
    help control blood sugar and boost brain function.
    Antibiotics won't work for Ebola, but Cinnamon may help.
    Learn more about Ceylon Cinnamon Essential Oil.

  • Oregano Oil*. An active ingredient in Oil of Oregano is
    carvacrol, which inhibits the growth of bacteria. According to
    Dr. Oz, Oil of Oregano is effective at "Killing bacteria and
    can help the immune system take action against viruses,
    fungi and parasites." Spicy and invigorating, Oil of Oregano
    has been used to support digestive, respiratory and joint
    health. Its anti-viral properties enter the bloodstream to
    attack viruses too, making it an ideal immune booster. Right
    Oregano oil is available in soft gels.

  • Thieves Oil*.  During the 15th-century plague, thieves used
    an oil of cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics to protect
    themselves while robbing plague victims.Also for upper
    respiratory infections, Thieves oil combines essential oils of
    Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus, Lemon and Rosemary.In the
    Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide for When Help is Not
    on the Way, by Joseph Alton M.D. and Amy Alton ARNP,
    pictured immediate right, this medical duo recommends
    stocking up on Thieves Oil (page 78 of their book) for upper
    respiratory infections.

  • Frankincense. The botanical name for Frankincense is
    "Boswellia serrata." It has a rich woody, earthy scent with a
    deeply mysterious nuance dating to biblical times. According
    to Matthew 2:1-12, wise men came from the East to visit
    Jesus, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense (an aromatic gum
    resin used in incense and perfumes), and myrrh (another
    aromatic plant resin).

#25: Eat antibiotic foods and herbs.
Let food be thy medicine!

26: Bring your lunch to work.
Avoid going to restaurants, and gathering with the public lunch
crowds. Bring your food from home to work and bring your own
utensils. Beware that microwaves harbor many germs, too, so
think about how you may handle the office microwave or kitchen
sink!

#27: Consider that you could get Ebola from ticks, fleas, flies
and mosquitoes!
This is not a far fetched concept, since Ebola is a bloodborne
disease it is possible that disease could transmit through insect
bites. If Ebola is bloodborne, then logically it is a concern for any
insect to transmit Ebola, and you should amplify your efforts to
rid your home and pets from ticks fleas and mosquitoes in
anticipation of Ebola in your vicinity, and avoid mosquito bites:

#28: Stock Emesis bags in your Preps.
Often overlooked by preppers, emesis bags will help contain the
vomit. Medline Clean Sack, pictured left in blue, is employed by
Kaiser hospital and is especially useful for hospice care of cancer
patients, and with good reason. The bags have a wide mouth
opening and seal for clean disposal.

#29: Stock up on adult diapers + Bed protectors
It's no shame to "depend" on adult diapers, especially when it
comes to old age, cancer and Ebola. The first diagnosed Ebola
patient in America, Thomas Duncan, begged for diapers in his
final days as he was too weak to make it to the bathroom on his
own. Contain the mess.

#30: Get an infrared thermometer.
An infrared thermometer does not touch the infected individual,
but reads the
Another good option for fever detection is disposable
thermometers.

#31: Stock up on disposable toothbrushes.
You can get 1000 disposable toothbrushes at wholesale prices.

#32: Consider ear protection.
Often overlooked, pathogens, such as ear infections, can make
entry through your ears. Why risk Ebola entering through the
auditory canal? Ear plugs are available.

#33: Keep pathogens away from follicle points of entry. Don't
shave!
During the epidemic, don't shave legs, armpits, facial hair. By
avoiding this unnecessary grooming, you will also avoid cuts and
minimize entry points. Unfortunately, this brings a dilemma as
having a beards will make it more difficult to have a tight fit on
your respirator or gas mask.

#34: Medical Mask Respirator.
The CDC recommends a Full face respirator for imminent threat
(or Niosh-95 mask for lower threats). "NIOSH certified fit-tested
N95 filtering face piece respirator or higher" for medical
personnel. A higher level is the N100 respirator. They are
disposable, making them an ideal option. An
NBC gas mask is
not disposable, though it offers a high level of protection.

#35: Surgical Cap / Bouffant cap or head covering.

#36: Goggles and a Hooded Face shield.
Both goggles and a face shield are necessary to. Anti fog goggles
+ face shields + full head protective equipment.

#37: A Medical Apron (or Chemical suit apron) repells bodily
fluids.
An apron catches the majority of explosive bodily fluids.

#38: Own a Chemical Suit Overalls/ Impermeable gown
(Tyvek coverall suit).
Even HazMat suits, which are fluid resistant or impermeable with
long arms, a hood and booties. Have duct tape handy on your
pant leg (on top of the duct tape holding down the Tyvek) to
help a circumstance where the Tyvek coverall gets a hole. You'll
want to immediately add the duct tape to patch any holes
without tearing the Tyvek suit itself.

#39: Wear Scrubs if treating an infected individual.
Scrubs include the shirts and trousers or gowns worn by
healthcare personnel when sterilizing themselves, or "scrubbing
in", before surgery. '

#40: Double gloving.
Plan on using a combination of disposable and heavy duty gloves:
  1. First layer glove: Disposable Nitrile Gloves (sterile gloves
    for some procedures). You'll put these on first. Secure Nitrile
    gloves to your hands.
  2. Second layer glove: Heavy-duty Chemical Resistant
    Gauntlet Gloves go on top of your nitrile gloves. Change
    the chemical resistant gloves frequently. Dispose by pulling
    the gloves inside out and placing them into a bio-hazard
    bag.

#41. Ensure Boot Coverings.
Without boot coverings, you will risk spread throughout simply by
stepping in a small splash of blood. Reserve Boot coverings for
being exposed to a sick individual. (Note: disposable Booties
should be covering the boots, not shown in the picture.)

#42 Know how to take off protective gear.
Getting protective gear is one measure towards staying healthy,
another is how you take off the protective gear, and stock
biohazard bags.


#43: Do not expose skin for risk of infection.
Leave not an inch of skin exposed when dealing with Ebola
patients, victims dead or alive. See the proper
Ebola Personal
Protective Equipment.

#44: Do not touch dead people.
Unless you're a funeral director or a healthcare worker, you can
chalk that one off the list (don't touch dead people), but in an
SHTF situation, it may be unavoidable when no funeral director
will come.  You'll need biohazard bags, pictured immediate left.

#45: Keep them away with a quarantine sign.
You'll look official with a quarantine sign from OSHA, pictured
immediate left.


#46: Refrain from sexual contact or use condoms!
Ebola can last in semen for 21 days or more. Why take chances?

#47: Remove your kids from school. Get ready to homeschool.
Children touch many surfaces and then their face. . Avoid
unsupervised exposure to others who may unknowingly be
infected. You can pull your kids out of school and enrol them in
online school.


#49: Get your water storage in order.
A 260 gallon water tank, like the one pictured immediate right,
will get your family through three months of water in a pandemic
situation.

#50: Get your pantry in order.

Happy endings...
The HAPPY news is that Ebola may be on the down swing with
case loads dropping off in Ebola hot zones. Education is another
happy news to report. Healthcare workers are now more properly
trained on how to take off protective equipment. It is at this
stage where the contagion most critically may infect healthcare
workers.

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