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9 Deadly SHTF Infections

Like most guys, I love a good apocalypse movie:  “Mad Max,” “Walking Dead,” etc.  But, other than mutants and zombie viruses most of these movies never show the real danger that you will likely first encounter: Infections.  From a dramatic standpoint, this makes sense as not many people would be interested in seeing the hero being on the toilet all move because he has a stomach bug.  So, that is why this article detailing infections in a SHTF scenario from the Urban Survival Site is so valuable.  This article lists nine deadly infections that are likely to be prevalent if disaster strikes.

Some of these infections, like dysentery, most people likely know about.  Dysentery, though with proper hygiene and common sense can be prevented.

If you come down with dysentery, your first and foremost goal should be to stay hydrated. Diarrhea alone kills countless people each year because of the dehydration it causes, meaning it’s essential that you drink plenty of fluids, not only to flush out the infection but also to avoid dehydration. You’ll also want to take antibiotics and/or diarrhea pills if you have them. To prevent coming down with dysentery, be sure to boil your drinking water and only eat food from trusted sources. 9 Deadly Infections People Will Get After The SHTF | Urban Survival Site

The above tips also help prevent norovirus, which is especially nasty.

Symptoms of norovirus include nausea, vomiting, watery diarrhea, and abdominal pain. There is no vaccine or proven treatment for norovirus, and the recommended treatment is simply supportive care such as resting and drinking plenty of fluids.

To avoid norovirus, be sure to purify your water and eat only trusted food sources, though given how contagious this infection is, it can be difficult to avoid even if these measures are taken. 9 Deadly Infections People Will Get After The SHTF | Urban Survival Site

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