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Self- protection against Ebola may initially be based on a two-factor identification of (i)_fever and (ii)_travel to West Africa in the past 21 days.  The spread of frightened people from West Africa may soon remove the West Africa region as a risk identifier. Travellers in planes, trains, ships and buses may see someone with red eyes, flu-like symptoms, vomiting and diarrhoea (refer to CDC website for symptoms). Self -protect by isolation from family; one room with separate toilet and washing; ask medical advice (preferably remote calling); check temperature twice daily for 21 days.  Early diagnosis gives better medical support and clinical symptoms are the important sign as blood tests take time. Business self-protection is now a must-do! Exercise pandemic plans; find non-invasive thermometers for suspect staff before entry to building; call for medical advice and then send home 21 days. Travel restrictions to West Africa; when global spread is rapid, consider reducing flight frequency;  daily hand washing reminders; special body fluid cleaning plan; access to disposable gloves; eye protection,masks; waterproof aprons, disposable coveralls, very watered down bleach solution; and increase floor disinfecting.  

Countermeasures to reduce any emerging threat from the Islamic State (IS) to the UK and other countries requires renewed support by the public to police and intelligence services and military preparedness for in the event of ‘Westgate Mall’ style attacks where hostages are taken with the intention of ‘capture to kill’  during days of siege publicity. The brutality of ISIL’s visual social media messaging & videos has acted to recruit and stimulate British sympathisers and the leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has encouraged sympathisers to promote attacks in other countries. Beheading of hundreds of soldiers by ISIL in Tikrit in June delivered a brutal message that weakened Iraq’s army and  videos of families being slaughtered continues.  In London in May 2013, an attempted decapitation of an off-duty soldier identified how global media will focus on this brutal crime.  There are increased risks of  militia style attacks on secure facilities and iconic sites where seizure of the public (false hostage taking with the intent to kill) will influence through social media images of power. Muslims and mosques are IS targets abroad and may be at increased risk. The movement of weapons and knowledge of device construction at home by fighters coming back to UK with increased local support identified through IS Flags flown at a housing location and in street meetings may increase risk of suicide and vehicle bombs, individual assassinations, improvised grenades, rockets and other devices against people and buildings. The risk to civil aviation increases at airports and on planes through IS access to deceptive explosive devices in body cavities, sewn into bodies or made of chemicals difficult to detect in screening.