A good quarantine may be the one thing standing between your group and a nasty bug. Not just a perimeter quarantine, but also a quarantine area inside the perimeter. If you decide to take in skilled refugees or some friends or family show up a few days after the fact, you need to make sure that they aren’t bringing something with them. The best way to do that is to keep them in a contained quarantine area for at least two weeks. Most nasty little bugs surface before then. You don’t need anything fancy, just a shelter, a heat source, and a few extra blankets. Some have suggested that you buy paper plates and plastic silverware for feeding those under quarantine, but if you do the math, it may not be a good idea. Say you take in 5 skilled refugees. You need to feed them 3 times a day for 2 weeks. 3 plates x 5 people = 15 plates per day x 14 days = 210 plates. Now take in more than one group of people. I’d say just stock up on a good dish soap and wash in water so piping hot that not even Satan would touch it. Also add vinegar to the rinse water to kill anything left. I’ve also heard some say that you need to use bio hazard suits and all what not. Bio hazard suits will be great to have around, but most of us can’t afford many at all, so those will be too precious to just wear and throw away working with those in quarantine. That is, unless you can wash them. Keep contact with those under quarantine to the bare minimum. The biggest thing is wash your hands after working with them and keep your immune system in top shape. Eating one raw clove of garlic a day is good for that, as is purple cone flower ( also known as echinacea), and oil of oregano. Eating plenty of good nutritious food, getting plenty of rest, and keeping clean will protect you substantially. I also recommend stocking up on latex or vinyl gloves. Remember, typhoid is not fun, and neither is an outbreak of dysentery in your group.
I cannot stress cleanliness enough. Stock up huge stockpiles of soap, please!
People do underestimate the immune system. If its not exposed at all to nasty bugs, it won’t know how to fight them if really under attack. I never take flu shots, but I get exposed to not only the flu, but also bronchitis and sometimes pneumonia every year and I don’t get sick. If you use common sense, you should be fine. If you have any other suggestions or tips, feel free to share in the comments. The more info the merrier! May God grant you all peace.