Colds vs. Flus Respiratory Infections

Sneezing

Even with today’s modern medical technology, most of us can’t avoid the occasional respiratory infection. Without strict adherence to sanitary protocol, it would be very easy in a collapse situation for your entire community to come down with colds, sinusitis, influenza or even pneumonia. Common colds may be caused by any of 200 different viruses, but the most likely culprit is a type of Rhinovirus (no, you can’t catch it from Rhinos). Influenza comes from viruses in the Influenza A, B, and C categories. Continue reading

Botulism and Food Poisoning

Clostridium Botulism

Botulism is the name of the type of food poisoning we get consuming the toxin produced by active Clostridium botulinium in foods. Botulism was formerly known as "Kerner’s Disease." Continue reading