Bird Flu Strain – New and Lethal

 

It is being reported that the new bird flu strain is one of the most lethal encountered so far, and transfers more easily to humans than previous strains.  That’s the bad news.  The good news is that so far there is no evidence of transference between people.

However, despite all the potential survival scenarios that are out there, the flu pandemic is the one that is the most likely to happen.   So keep that in mind and research some of the past posts on this site to learn a little more about pandemics.  Prep and prepare.

For more information on the newest bird flu strain check out this link:  NEW BIRD FLU STRAIN

 

Survival Awareness – News Feed, Pandemic

 

A new study raises concerns that some bird flu virus strains are only three mutations away from a possible pandemic;  airborne transmissible, human to human.  Not good news.  But all the more reason to prep.

Link to bring you to the story is here:  Fox News.

Every hundred years in human history there are at least three outbreaks of pandemic.  Usually one of those three outbreaks is a major outbreak.  The last major outbreak that occurred that included America was in 1918-1920.  Word wide the 1918 pandemic has been attributed to between 50-130 million deaths.  The exact death toll world-wide is unknown as the pandemic did also involve third world countries, and at the time reporting/monitoring was not the same as it is now.  In America the 1918 pandemic caused just over 650,000 deaths.  What the experts do say is that the 1918 pandemic could have been much worse in today’s day and age with world travel as easy as it is – that pandemic today would have spread to every country in the world within a matter of days with major outbreaks in every city around the globe. Continue reading “Survival Awareness – News Feed, Pandemic”

Survival Skill Preparedness – Influenza Pandemic

 

Some survival situations are hard to plan for.  A large scale influenza pandemic is such an event.  A pandemic is a very real possibility that every prepper should take seriously and plan for accordingly.  There are things you can do to help prepare yourself for such a disaster on top of your own emergency survival food and general survival gear planning.

First let’s look at some information about influenza pandemics.

An influenza pandemic occurs when a new virus strain emerges for which there is no immunity in humans and for which no vaccine is already in place.  Such a virus causes serious illness and eventually spreads very easily from one person to the next. The Twentieth Century saw three influenza pandemics, two of which were major in size.  The last major pandemic occurred in 1957 and killed nearly 70,000 people in the United States alone.  The major pandemic before that was much worse, occurred in 1918 and killed just over 650,000 people in the United States alone.  Imagine how much worse the 1918 pandemic could have been in today’s modern world of fast air travel, long distance commuting and global shipping. Continue reading “Survival Skill Preparedness – Influenza Pandemic”