According to the World Health Organization, the current Ebola crisis is ‘vastly’ underestimated. Over 1,100 have died, and over 2,100 are currently infected – and according to medical staff at the West African locations of the outbreaks, the increasing numbers of cases reported are significant and overwhelming. The WHO has already called the current Ebola scare a public health emergency.
Authorities have termed fighting the outbreak a “war” and foresees a number of months at least before a decline could be noticed. Although there are quarantine zones in the areas of Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia, the fact that people who are possibly infected are fleeing these areas, undermining the quarantine integrity and allowing the virus to spread.
If a quarantine were to occur in your area, are you prepared? You should take precautions for yourself and your family – starting now!