Along with the below post is THIS, discussing the outbreak of swine flu in Argentina. I have no way of verifying his reports, but Ferfal has been consistent in his reports, and he has blogged about Argentina for several years. Several people I know, know him.
His basic theme here in the linked post: Prepare NOW, before you need it.
I have my severe outbreak kit already made, do you?
For a while shortly after the announcement of the swine flu thing, there was ZERO hand sanitizer or face masks to be found in my area. And this was in the US, in the Midwest….. No one stocks the quantities needed when the whole country wants masks and hand sanitizer.