In the event of a serious pandemic, you won't be able to procure products like these, and the last place you want to be is in a crowd of desperate, contagious citizens. That's why the CDC recommends putting together a kit now.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 18, 2012
In the recent article, “Does the La Niña weather pattern lead to flu pandemics?” from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, scientists propose to test the La Niña-influenza theory by studying influenza genetics, avian migration patterns and climate data.
"Worldwide pandemics of influenza caused widespread death and illness in 1918, 1957, 1968 and 2009. Our hypothesis is that La Niña sets the stage for these changes by reshuffling the mixing patterns of migratory birds, which are a major reservoir for influenza," says Jeffrey Shaman, PhD, Mailman School assistant professor of Environmental Health Sciences and co-author of the study. "While gene-swapping between avian and pig influenza viruses was a factor in the 2009 swine flu pandemic, the change in the migratory patterns of birds, brought about by La Niña, affects the strains and spreading of human influenza."
"We seem to have timed our new website ContagionSurvival.com perfectly," says a company spokesman from FirstAidGlobal, the new website's owner. "Here, in Southern California, we feel the weather-pattern effects first hand whenever El Niño or La Niña come around. We're also the closest state to Asia and the first place where influenza shows up."
ContagionSurvival.com has packaged kits containing half-mask, full-face and powered air-filter respirators, along with protective containment suits, sanitizers and more. They run anywhere from $119.95 for an individual kit, up to $799.95 for a deluxe family kit.
"The Deluxe Family Contagion Kit covers a family of five with full-face respirators and containment suits," their company spokesman continues. "The multi-contaminant filters double as chemical and radiation filters, while hand sanitizers, plastic sheeting and duct tape, barricade tape, gloves and bio-bags complete the list of essential supplies. In the event of a serious pandemic, you won't be able to procure products like these, and the last place you want to be is in a crowd of desperate, contagious citizens. That's why the CDC recommends putting together a kit now."
ContagionSurvival.com lies under the banner of First Aid Global, a Safety and Emergency Preparedness company in Tarzana, CA that has been in business 15 years. Their line of Earthquake Preparedness Kits have expanded to include customers in all 50 states, including disaster preparedness for tornados, hurricanes, fire and smoke escape, and emergency blackouts or power failures on their new website http://www.PowerSurvival.com. For more information, visit their website at http://www.ContagionSurvival.com or call them toll free at 866-305-1753. To see more press releases for the First Aid Global family, visit their News Articles page.