An outbreak of the flu that quickly spreads around the world is known as a pandemic. Pandemic influenza occurs when a new, highly infectious and dangerous strain of the influenza virus appears.
Unlike the common flu outbreaks we see every winter, flu pandemics occur every few decades. The last major flu pandemic happened in 1918, killing millions of people worldwide.
International disease experts are saying that the world is overdue for the next pandemic. Nobody knows exactly when the next pandemic will happen, but scientists from the World Health Organization are watching for it right now.
Business Continuity Planning (BCP) will help to ensure timely and orderly continuation or resumption of key operations when your company is impacted by an unplanned or unanticipated incident or event such as Pandemic Influenza. Here are some resources to help you out.
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