June 27, 2019

What to Do If You Get Bitten by a Tick

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Outdoor season is here and one of the dangers we need to watch out for is getting bitten by a tick. Ticks carry a lot of diseases and many of them, such as as Lyme disease are hard to diagnose. What if, in spite of all your precautions, you find a tick on your body?  Knowing what to do will help you to get ahead of the problem. Things you must do as […]

What would You Do if Ebola Were to Spread in Your City?

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is still very much in the news. Most news articles keep stressing that it is unlikely to reach the U.S. and downplay any threats. On the other hand, the CDC has released guidelines for hospitals should an infected person were to present himself. New projections estimate that 500,000 may be infected by the end of January. (Note: Since the article was written, the estimates have now been revised to 1.4 million)
Consider for a moment what could happen when a person who appears to have flu-like symptoms but has Ebola were to go the emergency room. […]

How to Prep for the New Deadly Superbug Candida Auris

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I’ve hearing about this new deadly yeast infection, Candida Auris that I think more people should know about.  It is a deadly health threat that has now spread among many countries such as Spain, Venezuela, India, Pakistan, South Africa, England; and now cases are being reported in Illinois, New York and New Jersey. What is Candida Auris? Candida Auris is a type of fungus that causes a severe infection in hospitalized patients.  The […]

What to Do If You’re Worried about Ebola

We’ve been watching the news about the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa for months now. As I write this, a lot of people are concerned that the virus is making it’s way to the U.S. as two of the victims, American health workers who have contracted the disease are being brought to a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) in a recent speech, stated, “…this outbreak is moving faster than our efforts to control it. If the situation continues to deteriorate, the consequences can be catastrophic in terms of lost lives but also severe socioeconomic disruption and a high risk of spread to other countries.” […]

Cold and Flu Season is Here – Are You Prepared?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Winter has officially started and so has the cold and flu season.  It usually peaks around January and February.   Are you ready? Prevention Ideally, we can all avoid catching the cold or flu.  A few precautions may help: Wash your hands frequently. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth or face. Avoid inhaling airborne germs with an N-95 mask or a BioScarf Get adequate rest and exercise Eat a nutritious diet Disinfect surfaces often […]

A Scarf that Can Protect from Catching Colds and Flu: the BioScarf

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Now that flu and cold season is here, I try to protect myself by frequent hand washing, not touching my eyes and face and other precautions.  But have you ever been stuck next to someone who is coughing and sneezing?  You silently turn the other way and hope you somehow avoid breathing their germs.  You could wear a face mask but you may feel uncomfortable wearing one.  Wearing a regular N95 mask really […]

How to Kill Germs during Flu Season

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com The flu season is in full swing and so many people are sick with the flu or anxious about catching the flu. What can you do to avoid catching the flu from surfaces? Wash your hands frequently. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. When using a public restroom, use a tissue or paper towel after washing your hands to turn off the tap, and open doors. How do you kill flu viruses on […]

How to Avoid Germs on a Plane

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com The cold and flu season is already in full swing, and everyone around me seems to be sick.  With so many states hard hit by the flu, air travel may contribute to the spread of germs.  Many people are already fearful of flying, and the added threat of picking up germs does not help. Because of close quarters on a plane, it is easy to pick up germs while flying.  I am not […]

Is it a Cold or the Flu?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Our local news announced that statistics for the number of flu cases has spiked this week.  I’m not surprised.  I’ve noticed a lot of co-workers coming to work while sick.  The most common comment when asked about their condition is, “I’m so miserable, I don’t even know what I have.” How can you tell whether you have a cold or the flu?   (I am not a doctor; so this is not medical […]

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