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All too often, the world is shaken by a new flu bug or the resurgence of an old one. This article caught my eye, as it’s about a mutated version of avian flu H7N2 that was transmitted from a cat to a human, quite a rare occurrence. I also have a long enough memory to recall the Ebola panic just a couple of years ago and shaking my head at the incompetence and poor decision making by those in authority, including the CDC.
The history of Ebola, as detailed in this book, is helpful to know and understand how a deadly virus originates, mutates, and spreads.…Read More...
Do you know what diseases were common in your area 100 years ago? I think if you will do some research you will find that the medical problems very different than today. While most of us plan our medical kits and training around injuries and wounds, disease may turn out to be the biggest killer after TEOTWAWKI. In our lifetime, most of us have never had to face the diseases our ancestors did. Due to modern sanitation, immunization and antibiotics we have not had to face many of the diseases our ancestors did. A little quick research revealed the following.
Measles killed substantial numbers of children under 15 throughout the U.S.…Read More...
In a TEOTWAWKI situation, we may find ourselves having to dress wild game anything from rats to deer. Because we cannot afford to get sick under these conditions we need to be more careful about protecting ourselves from diseases while dressing the game.
There are numerous diseases that you can contact while dressing out the game or from the ticks and fleas that are leaving them. As soon as the game begins to cool the ticks, fleas and other parasites will leave and look for new homes. Hopeful it will not be you.
While there are many potential diseases that you can contact from wild game we will mainly concentrate on four. …Read More...