EXPERIMENTAL Ebola Vaccine Will Be Administered In Congo As Ebola Death Toll Climbs

An experimental Ebola vaccine is being rolled out in Congo as the death toll from the infectious disease continues to climb. The vaccination campaign will begin today.

“The vaccination campaign begins tomorrow, Monday, in Mbandaka, capital of the province,” Minister of Health Oly Ilunga told The Associated Press as reported by 9 News Australia. “It will target, first, the health staff, the contacts of the sick and the contacts of the contacts.” The World Health Organization has been warning about the “Ebola situation” in Congo, and it appears their only solution is an experimental vaccine.

An experimental vaccine is one that has never been tried on humans before.

Ebola hemorrhagic fever, seen mostly only in Africa, is one of the world’s most feared diseases. It begins with flu-like symptoms, followed by bloody diarrhea and vomiting. Days later, some victims begin bleeding through the nose, mouth, and eyes. Depending on the strain of the Ebola virus, it can kill up…

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8 Things That Attract Mosquitoes

Whether out in the woods, camping, hiking, or at home in the backyard, mosquitoes are not equal opportunity biters. Some people seem to actually attract mosquitoes and are constantly bit while others not so much. Why is that? Particularly with the health risks associated with a mosquito bite, it may help to know the following things that attract mosquitoes: (UPDATED 2018 – latest insect repellent products)   WHAT THINGS ATTRACT MOSQUITOES? Avoid these things:   Dark Colors attract mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can see and use their vision to locate targets from a distance. Most of their day-to-day targets will be found

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2018-05-19)

  This weekly post is an open-forum, though preferably focusing on what we all did this week for our prepping & preparedness. Comment and voice your thoughts, opinions, accomplishments, concerns, or questions for others on any general topic of preparedness. This weekly open-forum is for any off-topic conversation during the week. Keep up to date with recent comments from ALL articles.   Support Modern Survival Blog Important: To help assure that we stay on-the-air: 1. If you’re running an ad blocker, add ModernSurvivalBlog.com to your whitelist. Revenue from our ads help bring you this free premium content. 2. Visit our

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Never Leave Home Without at Least One

Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.

As you know we are all fans of a good knife, one of the most versatile tools anyone can carry and for true knife aficionados, Damascus Steel is a Force to Reckon With!

Who would not love a piece of history, in the form of a humble knife? Humble as it may seem, Damascus steel is far from that! From being a champagne saber to the perfect partner for your wilderness adventures, Damascus steel is the perfect metal for all to invest in.

When you have a real Damascus steel knife, you will have nothing short of a razor-sharp deal. Damascus steel has numerous applications in various kinds of knives. You just need to find one that fits all your needs and you are set for success!

WHAT ARE THE KNIVES THAT CAN BE MADE WITH DAMASCUS STEEL?

Whether you have a job in the kitchen or out in the wilderness, Damascus steel has application in all areas. You just need to find the right knife! Look for the knife of your dreams in the collection that…

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An Active Shooter Open Fires on a Crowd. What Do You Do?

This article was originally published by Jeremiah Johnson at Ready Nutrition

[Editor’s Note: A rising epidemic is growing in this country that no one seems to know how to quell. According to a recent study, there are more mass shootings in the United States than in any other country in the world. Equally as sobering is the fact that Americans tend to suffer from mental disorders more than any other country. Could this be coincidental?

While there is no universal definition of a “mass shooting,” one can surmise this country has a big problem and the numbers speak for themselves. Thus far, 2018 has seen close to 100 mass shootings occur across the country. The numbers are sobering to say the least and show that something is very wrong and has sprawled nationwide debates on every subject from gun control to protection.

The fact is, we have always had a false sense of security in this country and many of us are unprepared on how to handle a situation of an active…

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What Has Changed In Society Making School Shootings Common Place?

Here we go again, another school shooting. Santa Fe, Texas, a small city just south of Houston. Something surely has changed over these past few decades making school shootings more common place. Yes? I read this comment from one of the online reports: Schools from my era where not fenced, no security or law enforcement was present {didn’t need to be}. No metal detectors, or “active shooter drills’. And yet, guns were just as prevalent, if not much more so. Now, our schools have taken on the look of a maximum security prison. That right there should tell you something.

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What Goes In Your ‘Plan B’ Cache (e.g. Olive Barrel)?

‘NH Michael’ is an advocate of having a ‘Plan B Olive Barrel’ and recently said the following: I remember my Drill SGT saying the more you Sweat in Training (and Preparing) the less you bleed. It’s hard to prepare for what you refuse to consider. It’s a lot of Sweat to do Midnight Gardening as to have an effective Plan B Olive Barrel set aside with some “Beater Firearms” shelter tools and materials and supplies. If you do a Plan B Olive Barrel START with the Assumption you have been driven from the burning ruins of your house wearing bloodied

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“We Now Have Urban Ebola” In Congo, WHO Warns Of “Potentially Explosive Increase” In Cases

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge

Experts fear an “explosive increase” in Ebola cases after an outbreak in Congo entered a “new phase” and spread from the countryside to a city.

The BBC reports that Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga confirmed a case in Mbandaka, a city of a million people about 130km (80 miles) from the area where the first cases were confirmed earlier this month.

The city is a major transportation hub with routes to the capital Kinshasa.

Forty-four people have been infected and 23 people are known to have died.

Senior World Health Organization (WHO) official Peter Salama said the spread to Mbandaka meant there was the potential for an “explosive increase” in cases.

“This is a major development in the outbreak,” he told the BBC. “We have urban Ebola, which is a very different animal from rural Ebola. The potential for an explosive increase in cases is now there.”

Mr Salama, the WHO’s deputy…

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