Tuesday, December 1, 2009

H1N1 Pandemic

According to the World Health Organization, more than 207 countries and overseas territories or communities have reported laboratory confirmed cases of pandemic influenza H1N1 2009, including more than 7820 deaths. In the United States and Canada, influenza transmission remains very active and geographically widespread. It’s difficult to say what the winter will bring, particularly since seasonal flu outbreaks have yet to begin. To be best prepared, you should take heed of the advice in the following articles.

Small businesses need to have flexible plans to respond to flu outbreaks. (Item #1) This kit can help you follow the CDC’s guidance for businesses for the 2009-2010 season. (Item #2) A continuity expert offers her thoughts on the flu pandemic. (Item #3)

A pandemic flu checklist from the state of Arizona can be helpful to all organizations. (Item #4) Another checklist from the Red Cross is in poster form, handy for posting. (Item #5) The emergence of flu in the 1918 pandemic may be helping weaken the impact of today’s H1N1 flu. (Item #6)

Read the full issue at http://www.attainium.net/newsbriefs

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