Just in case MERS becomes pandemic: I'm not implying that it will. This is a prepping thread, and part of prepping is being prepared for anything. MERS has entered the U.S., and we can't ignore the fact that becoming infected with MERS could result in a possible 30% fatality rate. We should take it seriously. We can't avoid going out in public and coming in contact with people. But, there are many things we can do to protect ourselves, our families and our homes.
Wash your hands as often as you possibly can.
Don't touch your face with your hands.
Don't put money or keys in your mouth.
Keep your fingernails short and wash the clippers after trimming your nails.
Eat a healthy diet, and take vitamins every day, especially C and D.
Stock up on Clorox wipes, rubbing alcohol, peroxide, paper towels, toilet paper.
Buy some bottled water, fruit juice, canned soups, fresh oranges and lemons, herbal teas.
Think seriously about buying paper masks or even a face shield and goggles.
Avoid shaking hands if at all possible. A simple nod is more than enough to acknowledge someone in public.
Oil of oregano is a fabulous antibacterial item. Buy a bottle and keep it handy.
Here's an article about Oil of Oregano.http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/oil-oregano-guide