Well it looks like we might be looking at the beginnings of a major outbreak. According Frau Budgie's blog today, 50 people are currently infected in Turkey. This would make an excellent time for those of you who are NOT prepared for hard times to start. If the flu does spread then your best option is to quarantine yourself- cut down on all unnecessary contact with other people. One way of doing this is to stock up on food now- canned goods, freeze dried meals, rations, whatever will last. This will also safeguard any any possible food shortages caused by a massive pandemic and government imposed quarantines on goods and people entering and exiting their countries.
Hopefully, this will be contained. If it isn't, then it will pay to be prepared.