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How to Seal Your Home Against Bioterrorism and Pandemic

How to Seal Your Home Against Bioterrorism and Pandemic

Over the last few weeks, I’ve shared several articles on the details of a number of different likely bioterrorism agents. Today, I will finally begin to address how to protect yourself against bioterrorism, as well as any pandemic or widespread chemical threat, by securing your home. This will be a series as well, and to start off with, I will discuss sealing off your home from biological, chemical, and pandemic threats. But first, if you’d like to check out any of the bioterrorism articles you may have missed, here they are: Understanding Chemical and Biohazard Threats Anthrax Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers  Smallpox After […]

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Bioterrorism Guide: Smallpox

Bioterrorism Guide: Smallpox

We are continuing on with our series on bioterrorism today, discussing the threat of smallpox.  It has long been suspected that smallpox, a mostly eradicated disease in the West, could be used by terrorists. Of all the biological agents that could be used as weapons, it is considered that anthrax and smallpox would be the most dangerous. Smallpox has not been present in the US for over 60 years, and the last known case globally was in the 1970’s. However, the government, as well as other Western governments, have still prepared for a large-scale smallpox attack by vaccinating aid workers and […]

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Bird Flu: Overdue Pandemic Time? (Video)

Bird Flu: Overdue Pandemic Time? (Video)

We’ve written a bit about the spread of avian flu over the last few months, and while the threat is mostly still restricted to birds, it has no subsided, and there have even been reports of bird flu among flocks here in the US. I always love Patriot Nurse’s take on current events, but anything medical is definitely her forte and she’s got some great insight into how, and why, to be prepared. The thing is, you’re seen as a crazy kook until it’s too late to protect yourself, so you might as well stock up on vital supplies now, […]

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Survival News: Alarming Rates of Bird Flu Around the Globe

Survival News: Alarming Rates of Bird Flu Around the Globe

The last year has seen a troubling rise of the bird flu around the globe, and it doesn’t seem to be subsiding. Since the first human cases of bird flu were detected in 2013, over 1,200 cases worldwide have been recorded. But one-third of those cases have been in the last year. While the H7N9 flu seemed to have been decreasing as a major threat in recent years, it seems to have now overtaken the H5N1 virus, and the American CDC is concerned with recent changes in the virus strain. The incoming Health and Human Services secretary Tom Price has been briefed by […]

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