Your household can be ebola ready for less than $100 per person. That’s right – for less than you spend on coffee in a month, you can have the peace of mind to know that if this virus does in fact spread like wildfire as it is currently projected to do, you will have the basic personal protection equipment needed to travel safely outside your home. Use our handy list of inexpensive products found on Amazon.com to assemble your very own DIY Ebola Readiness Kit – now!
Whether the current Ebola outbreak has spread to your country, state or city yet or not, the time to prepare for such an event is BEFORE you see it on the local news.
While the same basic home disaster preparations and go bag readiness applies, there are additional items you will want in the event of a widespread local outbreak.
If you just arrived at Go Bag Info and are wondering “why should I get a Go Bag?” start here.
1Respirator: the virus currently has the ability to spread via aerosol particles, spread by a sneeze or cough of an infected person or animal. If you have to go out in public, for supplies or work, and there is a reasonable chance of encountering the infected, bring a respirator to avoid inhaling the virus. If you end up caring for a family member who is sick (when hospitals are flooded with patients and home care is the only option) you will want a respirator as well. Approximately $20 Respirators on Amazon
2TyChem Suits: simple, disposable coverings to keep fluids or airborne particles off your clothes and skin. We suggest the coated TyChem version of the standard Tyvek for increased splatter protection. In a pinch, you could re-use after soaking in bleach and allowing to completely dry – but that isn’t optimal protection or the intended use. Be extremely careful while removing the suit if you know you have come in contact with the virus. $15 Tychem Suits
4Gloves: seal these with duct tape for proper protection. Soak in bleach after each use. $12 Gloves on Amazon
5Goggles: protect your eyes from infection by aerosol or bodily fluid splatter. If the elastic band on your goggles is compromised, consider discarding or thoroughly soaking in bleach after use. $12 Safety Goggles
6Bleach + Sprayer: you will need to sanitize your shoes, personal protection equipment and potentially items you bring in from outside your home. Pool chlorine makes for an easy way to mix your own bleach. $17 Pool Chlorine
and $14 Bleach Sprayer