Opt for Isolation as Much as Possible
One thing that the experts with this latest outbreak are trying to get people to grasp is that the Ebola virus spreads like wildfire, often outrunning any efforts to impede it because people with light symptoms are in contact with people who don’t have it yet.
So it becomes a vicious cycle and it won’t end until the flow of people passing it to one another is somehow broken. But of course, the people who don’t have it, often get it because the infected ones don’t always know that they are infected.
They keep on going about their daily life, visiting friends, allowing people to visit them – and this is one of the key reasons why the Ebola virus keeps on marching forward and new cases keep on popping up on the list of those countries who have it.
Isolation is a must
And you will end up being someone who has it if you don’t isolate yourself from groups of people as the pandemic begins to spread. The more densely populated an area is, the faster the pandemic will spread.
Places where there are a lot of people means there will be a greater number of citizens totally unprepared to deal with the kind of emergency situation that comes with a virus like Ebola.
You’ll have people rushing to try to escape these populated areas and a panic will ensue. You want to make sure that you stay ahead of any panic along with any spread of the virus.
So if you can, you want to grab your gear and bug out to your prearranged destination before it’s too late for you to get out of dodge. You also want to make sure that you have a bug out plan ready and practiced long before you may ever need to use it.
Even if things aren’t at a state of widespread contamination, a good reason to put some distance between you and masses of other people is that you don’t know who has or doesn’t have this virus.
Do it before it’s too late
It can take two to three days minimum (three weeks max) before the symptoms show up. By that time, it could be too late for you and your family to avoid getting it.
Getting away from people is one of the safest things that you can do. But since it’s not always feasible to bug out for various reasons, you need to be as prepared as you possibly can.
Try to avoid large crowds of people as much as possible and take all of the precautions that you can. This might mean that you wear a mask covering your nose and mouth to prevent getting the virus.
It might also mean being more careful what surfaces you touch. But it’s not just groups of people you need to watch out for. Remember that all it takes is one person to give you the virus.
If at all possible, you want to get your family together and bug out as a group – because that is the best option. And make sure you take all of your bug out gear with you.
These should be the essentials already packed and waiting in bags for you to grab and hit the road at a moments notice. But say that you end up having to stay and you just can’t get away.
No visiting rule
That means that you’re going to have to take a stand to protect your life and the lives of those you love. You can start by enforcing a strict no visiting rule – because you don’t know where those visitors have been.
Not everyone follows the same level of preventative care when it comes to avoiding the virus. Some people are more than willing to take a chance with their health – and yours.
Remember that it only takes one person who has the virus to infect a whole lot of other people. Don’t let them risk your life or the lives of the people that you care about and want to keep safe.
Just like in the old days, spend your time with those you love, but make sure it’s those you know don’t have the virus. Often, when there’s a pandemic, there will be someone you know who encounters the virus or comes in contact with someone who has it.
You can’t afford to take any chances with Ebola because of the seriousness of the virus. That means that you have to screen people who come in contact with you if they want to be around you or your family.