A pandemic influenza outbreak is expected to affect the flow of the services and supplies that we routinely count on. Many will become seriously ill. Normal daily routines will be altered as businesses begin to close or operate with limited staffing.
Individuals and families may be expected to take care of themselves and their families for quite a while. Because you may not have access to normal services and supplies, it is a good idea to put together an emergency preparedness kit.
Items to put in your kit include:
Homemade Oral Rehydration Solution
Mix together 1 teaspoon salt, 8 teaspoons sugar, and 1 liter of water.
Sanitizing Solution for Surfaces
Mix 1 tablespoon of bleach with 1 gallon of warm water.
Make your health a priority and attend a free health screening event! Screenings consist of a single finger poke to run a full lipid panel (Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides, and Blood Glucose) and an A1C test. Screenings take approximately 20 minutes and participants will leave with a copy of their results. Know your numbers – Get Screened! No appointment necessary, at the Mountain Home Library.