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Pandemic planning news and resources

Pandemic planning Pandemic Influenza Risk Management: new guidance from WHO
The World Health Organization has published new interim guidance to replace the 2009 Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response advice; includes business continuity planning annex.
New research questions the effectiveness of one of the key aspects of many influenza pandemic plans
The effectiveness of Tamiflu and Relenza anti-viral drugs has been questioned in a research report.

Study finds that H7N9 avian influenza virus has human pandemic potential
The emerging H7N9 avian influenza virus has qualities that could potentially spark a global influenza pandemic, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.
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Pandemic planning and response guidance for the public transport sector
The US-based Transportation Research Board has issued a new report entitled ‘A Guide for Public Transportation Pandemic Planning and Response.’

EBRP business continuity software

Should we be planning for an Ebola pandemic?
Charlie Maclean-Bristol, FBCI, discusses whether the time has come for business continuity managers to make contingency plans for an Ebola pandemic.

WHO calls for a realistic assessment of Ebola business risks
Over-reaction is causing real difficulties in countries impacted by Ebola.

Ebola: actions that all business continuity managers can consider
Advice from Charlie Maclean-Bristol.

Marsh issues Ebola planning advice for organizations
As the World Bank announces that it has created a US $200 million emergency fund to help contain the spread of Ebola infections, Marsh Risk Consulting has provided organizations with a check list of actions that can be taken to prevent and prepare for future possible Ebola related issues.

MIT study looks at where the next flu pandemic may come from
Study identifies H3N2 viruses circulating in pigs and birds that could pose a risk to humans.

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