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Fluuuuuuu!
I was going to write an entry that discussed What To Do and How To Prepare if you get sick, but then I found that it had been done for me, three years ago. Replace "avian flu" with "swine flu" or, really, any other human transmissible illness.

It's too long to cut and paste, and there are excellent suggestions in the comments anyway, so I'll just leave the link.

The only thing I would add to her list are face masks. These are incredibly cheap and easy to come by in grocery stores right now; however, should there be an outbreak of *anything* in your area, you'll likely be dependent on picking some up from the government. Just buy a few boxes now; they don't go bad.

Crossposted to my personal journal. Apologies to those who are getting it twice.
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ravan From: ravan Date: April 28th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
N95 respirator masks. I already have some on the way.

However, they are of unknown usefulness in flu prevention, but do protect others from you if you might be infected. They may protect you from airborne stuff, as well as discouraging you from putting your fingers near your nose and mouth.

Edited at 2009-04-28 06:14 pm (UTC)
interactiveleaf From: interactiveleaf Date: April 28th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep, those, exactly. You got it.

We here at making_a_plan are so damned organized it hurts--one reason I don't post here more often is that I find myself thinking "well, surely they already know that!"
dulcinbradbury From: dulcinbradbury Date: April 28th, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've surgical masks, though not N95 leftover from when I was sick as hell & responsible for food prep for an event. I'd also add Latex/Nitrile gloves for similar reasons.

Other useful things can include chicken boullion. I'm actually taking 3-4 minute cooking egg noodles, chicken boullion cubes & dried carrots, celery, onion & garlic & making proto-soup packages. Dried makes it light to deal with & boiling some water for less than five minutes on the stove is about as much as *I* can handle when I'm falling down sick. Powdered gatoraid wouldn't be a bad thing to stock either, in case of sickness that causes dehydration.
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