Hello all --
Seeing as there are now four West African countries battling to contain the latest Ebola virus outbreak, I was wondering: what, if anything, would an individual do differently to prepare for EBOV versus pandemic flu?
While EBOV is highly unlikely to spread like wildfire in developed countries (so-called) due to improved infrastructure, medical care and contact tracing, it's still a good idea to consider scenarios that involve weaker, lesser-known pathogens.
As for me: I'm not doing anything specifically different, as I already live near a research lab containing stuff that makes EBOV look like the common cold by comparison, but I am checking to make sure our general med supplies are up to date and re-reading my 20 year old copy of The Hot Zone
by Richard Preston.